Oma, Ida Maria
DepartmentCentre for security policy
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone+47 23 09 59 51

MA (2008) and PhD (2015) in political science from the University of Oslo. PhD fellow and research fellow at IFS in the period 2010–15. Part of the research programme Security and Defence in Northern Europe SNE) in 2015–17, and the research programme Norwegian security policy in strategic perspective from autumn 2019. 

 Fields of interest

  • Norwegian security and defence policy
  • The Armed Forces and international operations
  • Nordic-Baltic defence cooperation (operational cooperation)
  • NATO and transatlantic relations
  • International security policy – theory


  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2015. Small states and burden-sharing in allied operations abroad: The case of Norway in ISAF. Series of Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, no. 518. University of Oslo.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2008. Internasjonal militær deltakelse. En analyse av Stoltenberg II-regjeringens sannsynlige avveininger mellom kostnader og fordeler av å imøtekomme forespørsler om styrkebidrag til ISAF. Master’s thesis, Universitetet i Oslo.

Parts of books/reports

  • Ekhaugen, Lene and Ida Maria Oma. 2014. "Norwegians in Maymanah: Between on-the-ground developments and domestic politics". In From Venus to Mars? Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the European Military Experience in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, edited by Chiari Bernhard, 221–231. Rombach Druck- und Verlagshaus.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2014. "Nasjonale spenninger om deltakelse ute". In Norge i internasjonale operasjoner: militærmakt mellom idealer og realpolitikk, edited by Tormod Heier, Carsten Rønnfeldt and Anders Olav Kjølberg. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Oma, Ida Maria and Lene Ekhaugen. 2014. "Norwegian Lead in Afghanistan: A Small State Approach to a Large Commitment". In Common or Divided Security? German and Norwegian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Security, edited by Robin M. Allers, Carlo Masala and Rolf Tamnes. Peter Lang Publishing Group.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2013. "Stoltenberg II-regjeringens beslutninger om styrkebidrag til ISAF". In Utenrikspolitikk og norsk krisehåndtering, edited by Gunnar Fermann. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2019. NATOs byrdefordelingsdebatt og norske alliansebidrag. Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier 77 (1): 71–83.
  • Oma, Ida Maria and Magnus Petersson. 2019. Exploring the role of dependence in influencing small state’s allince contributions: A reputation mechanism argument and assessment. European Security 28 (1): 105–126.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2012. Explaining states' burden-sharing behaviour within NATO. Cooperation and Conflict 47 (4): 562–573.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2011. Unngåelse av innenrikspolitisk risiko? Stoltenberg II-regjeringens beslutninger om styrkebidrag til ISAF. Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier 69 (02): 159–178.

Non-refereed articles

  • Oma, Ida Maria and Kjell Inge Bjerga. 2018. Avskrekkende snubletråd i Baltikum? IFS Insight (3).
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2009. Norwegian participation in ISAF - reasons and challenges. Kortinfo fra DNAK (4).

Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Oma, Ida Maria and Robin M. Allers. 2016. Norge står ikke alene. Dagens næringsliv.
  • Oma, Ida Maria. 2011. Like troverdig i 2012? Dagsavisen.
Published 07 May 2015 11:18.. Last updated 23 September 2019 12:49.