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Policy brief

Utenrikspolitikkens mål er å gjøre innenrikspolitikken mulig

This policy brief is in Norwegian only.

  • International economics
  • Economic growth
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  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The Middle East and North Africa
  • Asia
  • Conflict
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  • International economics
  • Economic growth
  • International investments
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The Middle East and North Africa
  • Asia
  • Conflict
Julie  Stensønes
Researchers

Julie Stensønes

Master's student

Julie Stensønes is a master's student at the University of Oslo with a specific focus on climate politics. Her research interests include internat...

  • Economic growth
  • Europe
  • The Nordic countries
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
  • Economic growth
  • Europe
  • The Nordic countries
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
Silje  Balseth
Researchers

Silje Balseth

Master's student

Silje is a master's student at NUPI for the Research group for Peace, Conflict and Development. She is studying Political Science at the Universit...

  • Economic growth
  • Africa
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
  • Economic growth
  • Africa
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
The emergence of Non-Western and Global International Relations
Podcast

The emergence of Non-Western and Global International Relations

In this episode of the World Stage podcast, NUPI’s Cedric de Coning is in conversation with Amitav Acharya and Stein Tønnesson on the emergence of...

  • Security policy
  • Globalisation
  • Development policy
  • Foreign policy
  • Security policy
  • Globalisation
  • Development policy
  • Foreign policy
NUPIpodden #18: USA hjemme og ute i verden
Podcast

NUPIpodden #18: USA hjemme og ute i verden

Høstens valg blir kun et slag i den større kampen om den amerikanske sjela. Hva USA skal representere – hjemme og ute i verden – er ikke avgjort....

  • International economics
  • Globalisation
  • Foreign policy
  • North America
  • Governance
  • International economics
  • Globalisation
  • Foreign policy
  • North America
  • Governance
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Scientific article

Revisiting the Case of Ethnography and International Relations

This article revisits the debate on the role of ethnography in International Relations. It primarily does this by elucidating three points of tension in the literature on ethnography in International Relations. Firstly, it tackles the challenges related to ‘getting on’ with ethnography after the reflexive methodological developments that have taken place within anthropology since the 1980s. Secondly, it investigates how to overcome certain matters of scale and how to conceptualise the ‘international’ methodologically, or more specifically, ethnographically. When looking at issues that somehow exist and operate on the international scale, the ethnographic task of immersion in local scenes does sometimes seem like an ill-suited approach. However, I argue, this problematisation is dependent on a certain methodological understanding of what the international is. I attempt to formulate an alternative methodological approach that takes seriously the idea that international relations always can be accessed locally. This paper suggests that one of the main solutions to the obstacle of scale is methodologically abandon the imaginary of totalities as a higher level. In this way, ethnography can enable important understandings of social relations that exist across scales of local and global.

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  • Globalisation
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Report

Norway’s strategic dependencies in global supply chain networks

Economic interdependence and global supply chains are being investigated anew. For a long time, a belief in the ability of growing economic ties to foster cooperation, dampen conflict, and enhance prosperity was predominant in academic and political thinking alike. However, these assumptions have recently proven to be half-truths at best. Rather than dampen conflict, the asymmetries of global supply chains have turned them into coercive tools for the powerful to wield against the powerless. Through sanctions and export controls, states controlling vital chokepoints in global economic networks can cause harm in targeted states, and through controlling the nodes of information highways, intelligence agencies can gain access to sensitive information by leveraging the key position of their domestic companies. For states with small, open economies, this development poses a thorny problem: the toolbox for realigning global supply chains is limited, but reliance on supply chains beyond national control is extensive. The problem is not limited to being in a position of dependence, however. For smaller states, being in control over global assets, or being a key provider of a product or resource others depend on can be a double-edged sword. As economic coercion becomes more widely deployed, the impetus for protecting and securing assets increases, and the risk that they might drag smaller states into geopolitical contests grows. Addressing these concerns, it is vital to develop tools, frameworks, and methodologies for assessing supply chains from a national perspective, with a focus on how economic interdependence might introduce geopolitical risks. Against this background, this report builds on recent theoretical and methodological developments for analyzing global supply chains in light of their potential for geopolitical weaponization. More precisely, it will study Norway’s position in global value chains by combining recent methodological developments on the network analysis of supply chains and recent analysis of country-level aggregated analysis of supply dependencies. This allows for a study of supply chains as networks of economic relations, in which the position of different national economies contains both strategic capacities, or assets, by being central suppliers on which other countries depend, and vulnerabilities, by depending heavily on other countries. The report thus uses network analysis to identify Norway’s positions and their related strategic vulnerabilities and assets. Link to the Annex for this report: https://www.nupi.no/en/publications/cristin-pub/annex-to-the-report-norway-s-strategic-dependencies-in-global-supply-chain-networks

  • International economics
  • Economic growth
  • Trade
  • International investments
  • Globalisation
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  • International economics
  • Economic growth
  • Trade
  • International investments
  • Globalisation
Norge – klimahykler eller redningsland?
Podcast

Norge – klimahykler eller redningsland?

Er ambisjonen om å være en klimaforkjemper ute i verden forenelig med at Norge produserer en ikke akkurat ubetydelig mengde olje og gass?Det er et...

  • Economic growth
  • The Nordic countries
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Economic growth
  • The Nordic countries
  • Climate
  • Energy
AI and Geopolitics
Podcast

AI and Geopolitics

How should we regulate AI? How will AI impact the power balance between the US and China? And how does Microsoft navigate this complex landscape?...

  • Cyber
  • International economics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Asia
  • North America
  • Cyber
  • International economics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Asia
  • North America
Does BRICS' expansion signify conflict between the West and the rest?
Podcast

Does BRICS' expansion signify conflict between the West and the rest?

Is the BRICS a geopolitical competitor to the West? In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, Thor Olav Iversen (NUPI), Cedric de Conin...

  • International economics
  • Trade
  • International investments
  • Regional integration
  • Diplomacy
  • International organizations
  • International economics
  • Trade
  • International investments
  • Regional integration
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