Per Erik Solli

Senior Defence Analyst

Per Erik Solli is Senior Defence Analyst in NUPIs Research group on security and defence. Solli also has a position as Senior Adviser at Nord University.

He holds a Master in International Relations Pi Sigma Alpha from Auburn University, and a Master in Military Operational Art and Science from the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. Solli is a graduate of the Senior Executive Course at the Norwegian National Defence War College.

Solli is a retired Colonel from the Royal Norwegian Air Force. He started his career as an F-16 pilot and served in several service and joint staff positions. His last military assignment was defense attaché to the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxemburg. Solli's previous assignments include staff officer in the Norwegian Defence Minister's Expert Commission on Security Policy, Senior Military Advisor at NUPI, visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) in the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington D.C., and visiting fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) in S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore.

Solli's main areas of expertise include security and defense policies, Nordic security, defence cooperation in Northern Europe, security and safety arrangements in the Arctic, and military trends in the Asia-Pacific region.

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