Russia’s full-fledged war against Ukraine is a watershed event that has changed perceptions of security in both immediate neighbourhood and in the broader European and transatlantic context. Both Poland and Norway border on an increasingly more assertive Russia and are NATO's front states on the Eastern flank.
This project aims to conduct a comparative examination of national, Polish and Norwegian, perceptions of security and the impact Russian invasion of Ukraine has had on these perceptions.
Realisation of this joint Polish-Norwegian project mapping national perceptions of shifting security landscape with grave implications for national policies but also for cooperation within the international organisations Poland and Norway are members of, will provide an important input to policymaking in both countries.
The aim is to help national decision makers to better coordinate their policies in various international fora. This cooperative effort will also provide support for national and international stakeholders responsible for formulation and implementation of security and foreign policies and will provide better instruments for addressing challenges and dealing with risks and threats caused by Russia aggressive behaviour in areas of strategic importance for both national Polish and Norwegian policies and for policies if international organisations Poland and Norway are members of or are affiliated with in other ways.
The specific objectives to be achieved by the project include following tasks: