The task of the armed forces is to safeguard national security and defend the country against attacks.
Research at NUPI is engaged in developing ideas, theories and procedures for the armed forces, in Norway and abroad. We focus on combining the overarching issues of security policy with the practical and technical military challenges involved. NUPI works closely with military practitioners and academic scholars, internationally as well as domestically, seeking to bridge the gap between analyses on the political level and on the ground.
Some topics of NUPI research in the sphere of defence:
• maritime security
• new technology
• civilian–military relations
• irregular warfare.
News about defence
30 Aug 2019
Turkey's Foreign Minister H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited NUPI on Friday August 30th.
29 Aug 2019
“Sending naval vessels to the Persian Gulf, with the clear aim of confronting Iran, will not bring security,” Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, told NUPI audience.
Publications about defence
2019Ever since NATO’s enlargement process began, Russia has voiced concerns for the impact of a greater NATO military presence near the Russian border for its national security. While the signing of the 1997 NATO–Russia Founding Act eased some tensions, Russia–NATO relations have had their ups and downs....
: Academic article
- Publication : Popular scientific article
Research projects about defence
2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
COMFEAR aims to identify key issues of common concern and shared threats as perceived by publics and policymakers in Czechia and Norway.
2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to develop enhanced knowledge of Russia's behaviour in the Kola Peninsula and the Arctic region, as well as in the Crimean Peninsula and the Black Sea region – and to compare...
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2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project examines the main obstacles to nuclear arms control and disarmament, focusing on Asia.