Nordic responses to Geopolitical challenges (GEONOR)

2016 - 2019 (Completed)
Research project
Which tools to politicians in the Nordic countries have available to them in a more challenging geopolitical sphere?

Norden and the Nordic countries are facing a new and more challenging geopolitical context.

The overall aim of this project is to offer a comparative study of the five Nordic states’ foreign policy responses to current international developments. Running from 2017 and through 2018, the project will systematically map and compare (a) policy discussions and planning work and (b) concrete adaptations (resource allocations, organizational structures) within the five Nordic states’ foreign ministries. We are particularly interested in Nordic states’ relations with the great powers, with key international institutions and with the other Nordic countries.

The project is funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers.


Publications

Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

Norden i verden

2019
(Only in Norwegian). Hver for seg er de nordiske landene relativt små, men sammen er de på størrelse med en stormakt. Og med en verdenspolitikk i endring ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

Nordic responses to Brexit: Making the best of a difficult situation

2018
This policy brief examines how the British decision to withdraw from the EU has influenced the political debates in and foreign policies of the five Nordic ...
Publication : LEDER

Introduksjon: Nordiske svar på geopolitiske utfordringer

2018
(Available in Norwegian only): Denne artikkelen introduserer et temanummer om hvordan de fem nordiske landene – Danmark, Finland, Island, Norge og Sverige ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Nordiske svar på geopolitiske utfordringer

2018
(Available in Norwegian only): Ukens analyse er skrevet av seniorforsker Kristin Haugevik og forskningssjef Ole Jacob Sending, begge ved Norsk utenrikspolitisk ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Norske svar på internasjonale utfordringer: Retorisk endring, stabilitet i tiltak

2018
(Available in Norwegian only): Norsk utenrikspolitikk omtales ofte som preget av konsensus og stabilitet, hvor kobling til NATO og USA, støtte til FN, ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Norden og Storbritannia – et nytt avsnitt

2017
In this special issue of Internasjonal Politikk, we discuss how Britain’s decision to leave the EU will influence Norden and the individual Nordic countries. ...

Project Manager

Themes
The Nordic countries  Security policy  Governance  Diplomacy  Foreign policy  International organizations  The EU  NATO  United Nations  Europe
Participants
External

Louise Riis Andersen, Danish Institute for International Studies
Katja Creutz, Finnish Institute for International Studies
Pia Hansson, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland
Björn Fägersten, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Björn Jerdén, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Baldur Þórhallsson, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland

Events
Wed 6 Mar 2019
Event
Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Sheltering, security and small states: Nordic responses to a changing geopolitical context

How do Nordic states respond to current geopolitical changes in their neighborhood, and what are their options?

Thu 12 Apr 2018
Event
Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

What will Brexit mean for the Nordics?

The British government’s decision to withdraw from the European Union (EU) in 2016 marks a watershed in the history of European integration. What will Brexit mean for the Nordic countries?