The study of foreign policy examines how representatives of a state work in relation to other international actors, and the effects of their actions.
NUPI studies Norwegian foreign policy in particular as an example of this topic. Alliances and participation in international organizations are important elements of Norway’s foreign policy. In studying foreign policy, it is essential to understand the various actors involved, like government ministries, political parties, voluntary organizations and NGOs and individuals, as well as relations among the various actors. Norway’s foreign policy is often closely connected to its development assistance policy, but delimitation here is difficult since foreign policy is inextricably linked to international economics and international development.
Among research topics on this field at NUPI we may mention:
- How to understand Norway’s place in the world of nations?
- How does the Norwegian state go about gaining popular support for its foreign policy?
- - and what are the effects?
News about foreign policy
2 Jan 2020
Joint Nordic relations with China are evolving but have clear limitations.
Publications about foreign policy
: Popular scientific lecture
- Publication : Editorial
2019In spring 2017, many young Russians took to the streets of major cities like Moscow and St Petersburg in protest against the authorities. Since then, the generation that has grown up after the fall of the Soviet Union has captured the imagination of the general public, within the country and abroad....
Research projects about foreign policy
2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
COMFEAR aims to identify key issues of common concern and shared threats as perceived by publics and policymakers in Czechia and Norway.
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
In this project, NUPI will contribute to address the need for knowledge on the feed on the new global trade situation.
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
Annual symposium that highlights the importance of the social disciplines in Norway-China research cooperation.