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Norwegian and European security

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies has a long tradition of historical and social science studies of Norwegian security, defence and foreign policy, including of organisations and states of direct importance to these policies. 

NATO, Russia, the High North and Northern Europe therefore form natural focal points of research at the Centre for Norwegian and European Security.

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Russia

​​Russia is an important factor in both global and European security, and its significance for Norwegian security is direct and extensive. 

The centre’s research on Russia stresses the broader historical context, and emphasises in particular Russo–Norwegian relations; Russian security and defence policy; and Russian Arctic policy and energy policy.​

 

 

ifsen_246_norpolifsen_396_havardbakkenrussiami/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/Russia/havard-bakken-russia-militarist-identityHavard Bækken: The Russian Patriot Recast. Militarist Identity Formation in Russian State Policy under Putinifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1071
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_397_kristingvenbruusgaar/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/Russia/kristing-ven-bruusgaard-russia-nuclear-strategyKristin Ven Bruusgaard: Civilian control over Russian nuclear weapons strategy 1993–2010ifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1072
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_399_elgsaasofferdalmarit/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/Russia/elgsaas-offerdal-maritime-international-partnership-high-northElgsaas and Offerdal: Maritime Preparedness and International Partnership in the High North (MARPART)ifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1073
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_454_katarzynazyskrussiae/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/katarzyna-zysk-russia-evolving-military-strategyKatarzyna Zysk: Russia's Evolving Military Strategyifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1074
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_456_katarzynazyskrussiac/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/katarzyna-zysk-russia-changing-character-warKatarzyna Zysk: Russia's adaptation to the changing character of warifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1075
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_455_katarzynazyskrussiaa/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/katarzyna-zysk-russia-arctic-strategy-capabilities-operationsKatarzyna Zysk: Russia's strategic underbelly: Military strategy, capabilities and operations in the Arcticifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1076

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Northern Europe

For geographical, cultural and political reasons, Norway enjoys strong relations with the countries of northern Europe, not least in the area of security and defence policy terms. 

The United States and Great Britain have been Norway’s most important NATO allies historically, but over the past decades, Germany has become an increasingly important partner as well. 

Nordic defence cooperation, which accelerated in the late 2000s, is at the same time part of a wider northern European framework for increased multinational defence cooperation within NATO and the EU.

 

 

ifsen_246_norpolifsen_402_robinallersgermanyin/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/Northern-Europe/robin-allers-germany-international-securityRobin Allers: Partner in leadership – Germany’s role in international security policy since 1990ifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1077

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NATO

​NATO has been key to Norwegian security policy since 1949. 

IFS’ research on NATO covers a wide spectrum: 
  • studies of NATO’s historical and current evolution
  • Norway’s and other European countries’ NATO policy 
  • NATO’s relations with the EU 
  • NATO’s role in defence and security sector reform 
  • and more detailed studies of specific political and organisational changes. 

 

 

ifsen_246_norpolifsen_393_rolftamnesstrategich/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/NATO/rolf-tamnes-strategic-high-north-cold-warRolf Tamnes: The strategic role of the High North during the Second Cold Warifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1078
ifsen_246_norpolifsen_394_helgedanielsensecuri/ifs/en/Research/Norwegian-and-European-security/NATO/helge-danielsen-security-alliance-cold-warHelge Danielsen: Bilateral security relations and Alliance management in the early Cold War ifsen_246_norpolhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=1079


 Staff at Centre for Norwegian and European Security

 

 

Allers, RobinAllers, Robinhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/allers_robin
Bakken, HavardBakken, Havardhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/bakken_havard_en
Bjur, IngeborgBjur, Ingeborghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/bjur_ingeborg_en
Bruusgaard, Kristin VenBruusgaard, Kristin Venhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/bruusgaard_kristin_ven
Danielsen, Helge Danielsen, Helge http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/danielsen_helge
Elgsaas, Ingvill MoeElgsaas, Ingvill Moehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/elgsaas_ingvill_moe
Gade, Jo GeorgGade, Jo Georghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/gade_jo_georg
Godal, Bjorn ToreGodal, Bjorn Torehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/godal_bjorn_tore
Haugom, LarsHaugom, Larshttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/haugom_lars
Hilde, Paal SigurdHilde, Paal Sigurdhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/hilde_paal_sigurd
Kristiansen, TomKristiansen, Tomhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/kristiansen_tom
Moller, Joakim ErmaMoller, Joakim Ermahttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/staff/moller-joakim-ermer-en
Offerdal, KristineOfferdal, Kristinehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/offerdal_kristine
Oma, Ida MariaOma, Ida Mariahttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/oma_ida_maria
Opdahl, Ingerid M.Opdahl, Ingerid M.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/opdahl_ingerid_m
Ostbo, Jardar NulandOstbo, Jardar Nulandhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/staff/ostbo-jardar_en
Storen, Harald W.Storen, Harald W.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/staff/storen-harald-en
Tamnes, RolfTamnes, Rolfhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/tamnes_rolf

Published 23 October 2014 15:00.. Last updated 20 February 2018 08:17.