Espen MathyJunior Research Fellow
Espen Mathy is a Junior Research Fellow in the Research Group for Security and Defence and works primarily on the research project Strategic stability, new technologies and the future of nuclear disarmament in Asia.
Mathy has a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Oslo. The subject of his master’s thesis was how normative pressure can explain states’ commitment to disarmament treaties with a focus on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
Mathy has work experience from the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), the Vienna office of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP).
His main research interests include multilateral disarmament regimes, nuclear arms control as well as the Middle East and Turkey.
2019Can Norway contribute to an effective peer pressure through commitment to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)? Espen Mathy argues that peer pressure might push other countries to commit, however only in the cases where commitment does not imply a reduction in national security.
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2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project examines the main obstacles to nuclear arms control and disarmament, focusing on Asia.