Ostbo, Jardar Nuland
DepartmentCentre for security policy
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone+47 23 09 59 56
E-mailjostbo@ifs.mil.no

Ph.D. in Russian Studies from the University of Bergen (2011), MA in Russian (2004) from the University of Oslo. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NEPORUS project (New Political Groups and the Russian State), University of Oslo (2014–2017). Political analyst, Norwegian Armed Forces (2011–2014).

Jardar Østbø has also taught Russian history and society at the University of Oslo, Russian literature and culture at the University of Bergen, and Albanian language.

Previously, he has served as an Albanian–Norwegian interpreter in the Norwegian KFOR on the Balkans. He has also had assignments as an adviser/Russian-Norwegian interpreter for the Governor of Svalbard. A member of the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, Østbø has translated Albanian and Russian literature into Norwegian.

Fields of interest:

  • Russian Arctic policy
  • Russian security policy
  • Russian politics
  • securitisation
  • social media and demonstrations
  • Russian nationalism
  • Russian geopolitical thought

Books/reports/dissertations

Parts of books/reports

  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2012. "Excluding the West. Nataliia Narochnitskaia's Romantic-Realistic Image of Europe". In The Borders of Europe. Hegemony, Aesthetics and Border Poetics, edited by Helge Vidar Holm, Sissel Tone Ågot Lægreid and Torgeir Skorgen, 92–105. Aarhus Universitetsforlag.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2012. "Russkij medved' prosnulsja! Cto delat'? "Russkij medved'" kak argument v norvezskoj presse v 1998-2008 godach." In "Russkij medved'". Istorija, semiotika, politika, edited by Oleg Rjabov and Andrzej de Lazari, 208–224. Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie.

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Østbø, Jardar N. 2020. Corrupt and Honorable, Gangster and Nobleman: Naval´nyi, Zolotov, and the Conflicting Moral Cultures in Russian Politics. Cultural Politics 16 (2).
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2017. Between Opportunist Revolutionaries and Mediating Spoilers: Failed politicization of the Russian truck drivers’ protest, 2015–2016. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 25 (3).
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2017. Demonstrations against demonstrations: the dispiriting emotions of the Kremlin’s social media ‘mobilization’. Social Movement Studies 16 (3): 283–296.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2016. Securitizing "Spiritual-Moral Values" in Russia. Post-Soviet Affairs 33 (3): 200–216.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2015. "Divided by the Desire for Peace: A Frame Analysis of the Twitter Mobilisation ahead of the Russian Peace March 21 September 2014". Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (13): 91–131.
  • Østbø, Jardar N. 2008. Vadim Tsymburskij og Russland som øy: å forandre Russlands geopolitiske selvbilde. Nordisk Østforum (2): 163–180.
  • Østbø, Jardar N. 2004. "Det er søtt og vakkert å dø for Stalin!". Nordisk Østforum (3): 377–390.
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Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Flikke, Geir and Jardar Nuland Østbø. 2017. "Protest and Legitimacy: Emerging Dilemmas in Putin's Third Term". The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland and Geir Flikke. 2017. Russlands nye polarisering. Dagens næringsliv, 30 March.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2016. Dagligdags ekspropriering av eiendom. Dagens næringsliv, 01 March.
  • Østbø, Jardar N. 2015. Kjøper ikke Putins prat. Klassekampen, 16 January.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2015. Et indre anliggende. Stavanger Aftenblad, 09 March.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland. 2015. Kreml skjerper kampen om internett. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.), 23 April.
  • Østbø, Jardar Nuland and Geir Flikke. 2015. Russland - et delt samfunn? Dagens næringsliv, 15 April.
  • Østbø, Jardar N. 2014. Misforstått om Ukraina. Klassekampen, 21 August.
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Published 06 December 2017 09:20.. Last updated 23 September 2019 12:50.