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The Strategic Direction of the United States in an Era of Competition

Written by

Eskil Jakobsen
Junior Research Fellow
Espen Mathy
Former employee

Ed.

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Summary:

Since President Joe Biden’s entry in the Oval Office in January 2021, his Administration has issued several national strategies. These documents are important for understanding the strategic direction of the United States. In the realm of security and defense, two stand out: the National Security Strategy (NSS) and the National Defense Strategy (NDS). Also the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) has a strong security dimension.

Security considerations of smaller states like Norway are far from detached from the strategic approaches of major powers. Understanding US strategy and doctrine is thus vital for policy makers crafting Norwegian security policy. This Policy Brief reviews US thinking on strategic competition, with a particular focus on technology, the Arctic, and implications for Norway.
  • Published year: 2022
  • Publisher: NUPI
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: English
  • Volume: 16
  • Journal: NUPI Policy Brief

Themes

  • Defence and security
  • Defence
  • Security policy
  • NATO
  • Diplomacy and foreign policy
  • North America
  • Peace, crisis and conflict

Written by

Eskil Jakobsen
Junior Research Fellow
Espen Mathy
Former employee