Offerdal, Kristine
DepartmentCentre for Norwegian and European Security
PositionAssociate Professor/ [on leave of absence from IFS]
Phone+47 23 09 57 73/+47 951 40 816
E-mailkofferdal@ifs.mil.no

​​​​​(b. 1974) PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2010). Thesis: The politics of energy in the European High North: Norway and the ‘petroleum dialogue’ with the USA and the EU. Programme manager of the international research programme Geopolitics in the High North 2011–2013. Visiting Fulbright scholar, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University 2006–2007. Previously affilliated with Fridtjof Nansen Institute and the Norwegian Atlantic Committee.


Fields of interest

  • International relations in the Artic
  • the Artic as an oil and gas region
  • Norwegian and European High North policies

Books/reports/dissertations

  • Elgsaas, Ingvill Moe and Kristine Offerdal. 2018. Maritime preparedness systems in The Arctic: institutional arrangements and potential for Collaboration. MARPART Project Report 3. Nord universitet / FoU-rapport, no. 27. Bodø, Norway: Nord University.
  • Tamnes, Rolf and Kristine Offerdal, eds. 2014. Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. Regional Dynamics in a Global World. Routledge.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2011. Norge, nordområdene og EU. Rapport / Europautredningen, no. 20. Europautredningen.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2010. The politics of energy in the European High North. Norway and the "petroleum dialogue" with the USA and the EU. Series of Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, no. 246. Unipub forlag.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2004. Fra regionenes til Putins Russland. En casestudie av Smolensk. NUPI-rapport, no. 280. Oslo: Nupi.

Parts of books/reports

  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Kristine Offerdal. 2015. "Norway's High North Policy and New Asian Stakeholders". In Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy, edited by Jo Inge Bekkevold and Uttam Kumar Sinha, 59–74. Routledge.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2014. "Interstate relations: the complexities of Arctic politics". In Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. Regional Dynamics in a Global World, edited by Rolf Tamnes and Kristine Offerdal, 73–96. Routledge.
  • Offerdal, Kristine and Rolf Tamnes. 2014. "Introduction". In Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. Regional Dynamics in a Global World, edited by Rolf Tamnes and Kristine Offerdal, 1–11. Routledge.
  • Tamnes, Rolf and Kristine Offerdal. 2014. "Conclusion". In Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. Regional Dynamics in a Global World, edited by Rolf Tamnes and Kristine Offerdal. Routledge.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2009. "High North energy: myths and realities". In Security Prospects in the High North: Geostrategic Thaw or Freeze?, edited by Sven Holtsmark and Brooke Smith-Windsor, 151–178. Roma: Nato Defense College.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2007. "Oil, gas and the environment". In International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building, edited by Olav Schram Stokke and Geir Hønneland, 138–163. Routledge.
Full list

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Kristine Offerdal. 2014. Norway's High North policy and new Asian stakeholders. Strategic Analysis 38 (6): 825–840.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2011. The EU in the Arctic: In pursuit of legitimacy and influence. International Journal 66 (4): 861–877.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2010. "Arctic Energy in EU Policy: Arbitrary Interest in the Norwegian High North". Arctic 63 (1): 30–42.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2009. The European Arctic in US foreign energy policy: the case of the Norwegian high north. Polar Record 45 (232): 59–71.
  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2008. Det norske nordområdeinitiativet og USA: Utenriks- eller energipolitikk? Internasjonal Politikk 66 (2-3): 349–372.

Non-refereed articles

  • Offerdal, Kristine. 2011. New optimism in the Barents Sea. Baltic Rim Economies (4): 13–14.

Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Hilde, Paal Sigurd, Kristine Offerdal and Harald Hermansen Eie. 2010. Dommedagsprofetier om Arktis. Dagbladet, 15 April.
  • Offerdal, Kristine and Øystein Tunsjø. 2009. "Kina kommer i nord". Dagsavisen, 05 May.
  • Offerdal, Kristine and thomas devold. 2006. "En ny kald krig?" Dagbladet, 25 November.
Published 07 May 2015 11:03.. Last updated 19 March 2019 08:22.