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
10 Aug 2018
Fighting terrorism requires wide-ranging cooperation between states. What does such cooperation look like in practice, and does it work?
8 Sep 2017
Dr. Patrick Cullen (NUPI) presented key findings from his research on hybrid warfare.
23 Aug 2017
China has played a central role in Japanese identity-making for centuries - what of its role today? asks Wrenn Yennie Lindgren (NUPI) in a new article.
Publications about defence
: NUPI Policy Brief
2018Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) was originally about cost-effectiveness. The Nordic states sought to work together when training and educating their soldiers, procuring new equipment, and logistically supporting their forces. Faced with a relevantly benign security situation at home, with Russia...
- Publication : KRONIKK
2018Kinship arguably is a particularly useful concept for studying the social structures, relations and culture of military organizations, both in exceptional situations and during ordinary service. Kinship helps us identify and understand how masculine values and fellowship among male soldiers are embedded...
Research projects about defence
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
In this project, NUPI, together with leading European experts, will map and analyze current developments in the EU in the field of foreign, security and defense policy.
Russia's strategic approaches to Europe: Addressing the puzzle through policy relevant research (StratApproach)2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How is Russia’s strategic approach to Europe shaped by its reading of Western intentions and actions and what implications does this approach has for Norway?
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?