Per Erik Solli
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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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Japan ruster oppPublication : Op-ed | 2022
(This op-ed is in Norwegian): Japan kan få det tredje største forsvarsbudsjettet i verden, skriver Wrenn Yennie Lindgren og Per Erik Solli i denne DN1
Evolving Japan–NATO Relations in the Leadup to the Madrid SummitPublication | 2022
In response to growing security concerns in East Asia, Japan has increased its engagement with NATO at both the organisational and individual member-1
Debatten: Hva betyr en NATO-utvidelse?Publication : Interview | 2022
(This programme is in Norwegian): Per Erik Solli on what Swedish and Finnish NATO membership will entail.
Finland and Sweden’s Path Towards NATOPublication | 2022
The failure of deterrence and the outbreak of war in Ukraine should be a wakeup call to the Nordic governments to create a more robust and coherent d1
Her skal Norden forsvaresPublication : Interview | 2022
Interview about key strategic locations for defence of the Nordics.
Projects All projects
Norway and Great Power Politics – Geopolitics, Technology and Climate (NISP)Research project | 2022 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Our times are shaped by developments in geopolitical power dynamics, fast-paced technological development and climate change. In this research program NUPI analyses how these developments change the s...
CLIMate Change, global SECurity and future operations (CLIMSEC) - a Mulltinational Capability Development Campaign (MCDC) project (CLIMSEC)Research project
The CLIMSEC project aims to analyse the security related implications of climate change, and its potential effects on military operations...
Articles All articles
POLICY BRIEF: Nordic Airpower Cooperation and Finland’s F-35 decision: Towards a New Era?15 Dec 2021
Finland’s F-35 decision enhances the airpower collaboration between the Nordic states.
Security and defence3 Jan 2022
How can we best handle current and future wars and crises? What kind of threats are we likely to face in the years to come? Who are the future actors1