Saxi, Hakon Lunde
DepartmentNorwegian Defence University College, Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone23 09 59 34 / 992 78 704

(b. 1983) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science from the University of Oslo, autumn 2016. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in History from the University of Oslo, spring 2009, including one semester spent at the American University of Paris. Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, autumn 2008. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Studies (EU) from the University of Oslo, spring 2006, including one semester spent as an ERASMUS student at the University of Vienna.

Saxi has worked at the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) since 2009. He was a Research Fellow at the NDUC/Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) 2009–2010, a PhD Research Fellow 2011–2015 and a Senior Fellow 2016–2019. His PhD dissertation was entitled «From the Defence of Europe to Global Expeditionary Operations: British and German Defence Policy 1990–2014». Saxi has been a guest research fellow at the UK Joint Services Command & Staff College (JSCSC) in 2013, a guest research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin in 2012, and an intern with the UNs Department of Peacekeeping Operations in 2009.

Since 2019 Saxi is Associate Professor at the Section for Military Strategy and Joint Operations at NDUC/Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College (NDCC). He is presently engaged in the research project The Norwegian Armed Forces in the Balkans. The project will produce a book about the involvement on the Norwegian Armed Forces in the Balkans during the 1990s and 2000s.


  • Norwegian and Nordic military strategy and defence policy
  • German and British military strategy and defence policy
  • Nordic defence cooperation (NORDEFCO)
  • EU foreign- and security policy
  • European political history
  • International relations theory



Parts of books/reports

  • Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2019. "British-German Defence and Security Relations After Brexit: Quo Vadis, ‘Silent Alliance’?" In The United Kingdom’s Defence After Brexit: Britain’s Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships, edited by Janne Haaland Matlary and Robert Johnson. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2018. "Norwegian Perspectives on Baltic Sea Security". In Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance, edited by Ann-Sofie Dahl. Georgetown University Press.
  • Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2016. "Hvordan revitalisere NORDEFCO? En statusrapport og noen konkrete tiltak for å styrke samarbeidet i hverdagen". In Nordisk Forsvarssamarbejde 2016 - Vilkår og muligheder, edited by Mikkel Storm Jensen, 61–92. København: Forsvarsakademiet.
  • Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2014. "So Similar, Yet so Different: Explaining Divergence in Nordic Defence Policies". In Common or Divided Security? German and Norwegian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Security, edited by Robin M. Allers, Carlo Masala and Rolf Tamnes, 257–277. Peter Lang Publishing Group.
  • Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2013. "Landmilitær krisehåndtering". In Mellom fred og krig: Norsk militær krisehåndtering, edited by Tormod Heier and Anders Olav Kjølberg. Universitetsforlaget.

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