Transatlantic studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​America’s foreign, security and defence policy affects the entire international system.

Despite the changing international balance of power and America’s global footprint, transatlantic relations, now as before, remain of particular importance to Norway. This is why it is so important to understand US strategic thinking and defence policy priorities. 

The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies has a long tradition of research into transatlantic politics. The aim of the Centre for Transatlantic Studies is to deliver in-depth analyses of selected but important aspects of US conduct on the international stage, applying both historical and political science approaches and concentrating on relations with Europe.​​​​​​​​

 Books and reports



Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to Ukraine<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Petersson_US_NATO%20debate_ill_ferdig.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to UkraineMagnus Petersson looks at US expectations to its European allies. Do the Americans want to pull back and leave the Europeans to handle their own security challenges?
Mayer (2014): US Missile Defense Strategy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Mayer_2014_US_MBD.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mayer (2014): US Missile Defense StrategyMichael Mayer has looked into the US ballistic missile defense strategies and debate during the past 20 years.
Rø (2013): Mechanistic Realism and US Foreign Policy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Rø_realism_org.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Rø (2013): Mechanistic Realism and US Foreign PolicyJohannes Rø analyses what transpired inside the George W. Bush administration, as its members forged a response to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

 Staff at Centre for Transatlantic Studies



Lundesgaard, AmundLundesgaard, Amund
Martinsen, Kare DahlMartinsen, Kare Dahl
Mayer, MichaelMayer, Michael
Melby, SveinMelby, Svein
Petersson, MagnusPetersson, Magnus
Ro, Johannes GullestadRo, Johannes Gullestad
Romarheim, AndersRomarheim, Anders

Published 29 October 2014 14:03.. Last updated 28 June 2016 11:08.