1971 Magister degree in political science, University of Oslo. Thesis: Interaction Trends and Integration Loads in the East-West System
2007- Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
1997-2007 Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo
1992-1996 Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), United Nations Office at Geneva
1987-1992 Director, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
1980-1986 Research Fellow, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Publications All publications
Publication : Report | 2020
At the end of 2017, the Korean Peninsula reached the brink of a nuclear war, as the US president Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un1
Publication | 2017
This volume examines the conditions necessary for a stable nuclear-weapons-free world and the implications for nuclear disarmament policy. The Nuclea1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
This project examines the main obstacles to nuclear arms control and disarmament, focusing on Asia....
Research project | 2013 - 2015 (Completed)
The project discusses the relationship between the P5+1/Iran talks and regional Middle Eastern affairs....
Research project | 2013 - 2017 (Completed)
The purpose of the activity is to systematically explore and better understand the reconfiguration of violence in the MENA region....
Events All events
EventThu 29 Sept 2022Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Join us when Nikolai Sokov will talk about how such a regime would have made it more difficult for Russia to concentrate long-range conventional weapons vis-à-vis Ukraine before the invasion.
EventThu 2 Jun 2022Time: 16:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
Last summer, researchers discovered that China is building several nuclear missile silo fields. Featuring one of the researchers behind the silo discovery, this seminar explores how Beijing’s unprecedented nuclear buildup will affect China-US rivalry and strategic stability.
EventTue 29 Mar 2022Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is more relevant than ever. What could be expected of the First Meeting of States Parties to the treaty?
EventTue 12 Oct 2021Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: C.J. Hambrosplass 2 D / Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
What does the AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the US and UK mean for security in Asia, for the US-China rivalry, and for US-Europe relations?
EventTue 29 Jan 2019Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The nuclear deal with Iran is in crisis, and talks on the North Korean nuclear program has made little progress. At the same time, China is well on its way to become one of the world’s most powerful states. How important is it for China to prevent any further proliferation of nuclear weapons?
Articles All articles
3 Jan 2022
What can we do to prevent war? How can countries emerging from conflict avoid relapse? How well do international peace operations actually work?