Wegge, Njord
DepartmentNorwegian Defence University College, Norwegian Military Academy
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone+47 23 09 93 52/+47 905 62 578
E-mailnwegge@fhs.mil.no

Wegge finished his PhD, focusing on international Relations in the Arctic, in 2013 at the University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway. Wegge was a visiting scholar to U.C. Berkeley, USA, spring 2009, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tromsø 2016–2018. Wegge was a guest researcher/ senior research fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) 20122014 and senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) 20172019. Wegge worked for the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee (EOS-Committee) 20142017. Njord Wegge was Editor in Political Science in the peer reviewed academic journal Arctic Review on Law and Politics 20132019.

Njord Wegge is member of staff at the NDUC/Norwegian Military Academy since 2020,

Areas of interest

  • security politics
  • military power, including questions related to "hybrid warfare"
  • intelligence, surveillance and security service
  • the Arctic/High North
  • international relations and geopolitics


Books/reports/dissertations

  • Wegge, Njord. 2019. Stormaktsinteresser og sikkerhetspolitiske utviklingstrekk i Arktis. Mulige implikasjoner for Norge. NUPI Policy Brief, no. 2. Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
  • Wegge, Njord and Ian Leigh, eds. 2019. Intelligence oversight in the twenty-first century: Accountability in a changing world. Routledge.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2013. Norway: Small State, Arctic and Maritime Great Power? The relationship between Norway and the EU in the High North. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tromsø.

Parts of books/reports

  • Cullen, Patrick and Njord Wegge. 2019. "Å varsle om hybride trusler". In Etterretningsanalyse I Den Digitale Tid, edited by Stig Stenslie, Lars Haugom and Brigt Harr Vaage, 107–130. Fagbokforlaget.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2019. "Concluding remarks. The future of intelligence oversight". In Intelligence oversight in the twenty-first century: Accountability in a changing world, edited by Njord Wegge and Ian Leigh, 193–200. Routledge.
  • Wegge, Njord and Ian Leigh. 2019. "Intelligence and oversight at the outset of the twenty-first century". In Intelligence oversight in the twenty-first century: Accountability in a changing world, edited by Njord Wegge and Ian Leigh, 7–24. Routledge.
  • Wegge, Njord and Thorsten Wetzling. 2019. "Contemporary and future challenges to effective intelligence oversight". In Intelligence oversight in the twenty-first century: Accountability in a changing world, edited by Njord Wegge and Ian Leigh, 25–39. Routledge.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2016. "Governance and Ownership of the Arctic Ocean: Living Resources and the Continental Shelf". In Asian Countries and the Arctic Future, edited by Leiv Lunde, Jian Yang and Iselin Phoebe Stensdal, 143–154. World Scientific.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2016. "Norway: Peaceful State, Crucial Geography, Upheaval and Reform". In Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures, edited by Bob de Graaff and J. M. Nyce, 267–277. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2015. "The European Union's Arctic Policy". In Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic, edited by Geir Hønneland and Leif Chr. Jensen. Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Peer-reviewed articles

  • Wegge, Njord. 2014. "China in the Arctic. Interests, Actions and Challenges". Nordlit (32): 83–98.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2013. Politics between science, law and sentiments: explaining the European Union's ban on trade in seal products. Environmental Politics 22 (2): 255–273.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2012. "Norge og EU - partnere i Arktis". Nordlit 29 : 129–138.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2012. The EU and the Arctic: European foreign policy in the making. Arctic Review on Law and Politics 3 (1): 6–29.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2011. Small state, maritime great power? Norway's strategies for influencing the maritime policy of the European Union. Marine Policy 35 (3): 335–342.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2011. The political order in the Arctic: power structures, regimes and influence. Polar Record 47 (241): 165–176.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2003. Med Brussel som tyngdepunkt. Svensk og finsk sikkerhetspolitikk i endring. Forsvarsstudier. (5).
  • Wegge, Njord. 2002. Sverige – falmet idealist i et likere Europa? Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier (4): 443–460.
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Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Wegge, Njord. 2012. Cold Front. Conflict Ahead in Arctic Waters.David Fairhall. 2010. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 220 p, illustrated, hard cover. ISBN 978-1- 84885-384-3. Polar Record.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2012. Kina, Norge og Arktisk Råd. Nordlys, 07 March.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2011. Staters utenrikspolitikk og etikk. Nordlys.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2010. Norge, en arktisk stormakt? Finnmarken, 27 July.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2008. EUs blikk mot Arktis. Nordlys, 26 November.
  • Wegge, Njord. 2008. EU med interesse for Arktis. Nordlys, 17 November.
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