Tunsjo, Oystein
DepartmentCentre for Asian Security Studies
PositionProfessor
Phone+47 23 09 59 27
E-mailoystein.tunsjo@ifs.mil.no

​​​(b 1976) Ph.D University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2006. Cand. Philol. in history University i Oslo 2003. MSc London School of Economics 2002. MA Griffith University 2000. Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Fairbank Center, Harvard University, 2010.









Fields of interest

  • US–China relations since 1945
  • East Asian security policy
  • US Taiwan politics since World War II
  • international politics and history
  • international political theory
  • polarity
  • geopolitics
  • China’s energy security policy
  • hedging and risk managment


Oystein Tunsjo's selected publications


Books/reports/dissertations

  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2018. The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics: China, the United States and Geostructural Realism. Columbia University Press.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein and Robert S. Ross, eds. 2017. Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia. Cornell University Press.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein, Peter Dutton, Robert S. Ross and Haiwen Zhang, eds. 2014. 21 Shiji Haiyang Daguo: Haishang Hezuo yu Zhongtu Guanli (Twenty First Century Seapower: Cooperation and Conflict at Sea). Beijing: Shehui Kexue Wenxian Zhubanshe.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2013. Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk. Columbia University Press.
  • Basit, Saira and Øystein Tunsjø. 2012. Emerging naval powers in Asia. China's and India's quest for sea power. Oslo Files on Defence and Security, no. 2. Oslo: Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Dutton, Peter, Robert Ross and Øystein Tunsjø, eds. 2012. Twenty-First Century Seapower: Cooperation and Conflict at Sea. Routledge.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein, Robert Ross and Tuosheng Zhang, eds. 2012. Zhong Mei Ou Guanxi: Goujian Xin de Shijie Zhixu (US-China-EU Relations: Managing a New World Order). Beijing: World Affairs Press.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein and Bjørn Terjesen. 2012. The rise of naval powers in Asia and Europe's decline. Oslo Files on Defence and Security, no. 06. Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Ross, Robert, Øystein Tunsjø and Zhang Tuosheng, eds. 2010. US-China-EU relations: managing the new world order. Routledge.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2008. US Taiwan Policy: Constructing the Triangle. Routledge.
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Parts of books/reports

  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Øystein Tunsjø. 2018. "Sustaining Growth: Energy and Natural Resources". In The Sage Handbook of Contemporary China, edited by Weiping Wu and Mark W. Frazier, 262–285. Sage Publications.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2017. "U.S.-China Relations: From Unipolar Hedging Towards Bipolar Balancing". In Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia, edited by Øystein Tunsjø and Robert S. Ross, 41–68. Cornell University Press.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2016. "Global Power Shifts, Geography, and Maritime East Asia". In International Order at Sea. How it is challenged. How it is maintained, edited by Geoffrey Till and Jo Inge Bekkevold, 41–63. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2015. "China's Rise: Towards a Division of Labor in Transatlantic Relations". In Responding to China's Rise: US and EU Strategies, edited by Vinod Aggarwal and Sara Newland, 151–174. Springer.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2014. "China, Central Asia and Energy". In China and International Security History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy, edited by Donovan Chau and Thomas Kane, 37–54. Praeger.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2014. "China's Energy Security". In The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security: Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe, edited by Espen Moe and Paul Midford, 97–115. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2012. "Maritime developments in Asia: Implications for Norway". In The rise of naval powers in Asia and Europe's decline, edited by Øystein Tunsjø and Bjørn Terjesen, 93–104. Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein, Robert S. Ross and Peter Dutton. 2012. "Introduction". In Twenty-First Century Seapower: Cooperation and Conflict at Sea, edited by Peter Dutton, Robert Ross and Øystein Tunsjø. Routledge.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2010. "Introduction". In US-China-EU relations: managing the new world order, edited by Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø and Zhang Tuosheng. Routledge.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein, Robert Ross and Zhang Tuosheng. 2010. "US-China-EU Relations: Towards a new World Order". In US-China-EU relations: managing the new world order, edited by Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø and Zhang Tuosheng. Routledge.
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Peer-reviewed articles

  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2018. "Another Long Peace?" The National Interest (158): 34–43.
  • Lundestad, Ingrid and Øystein Tunsjø. 2014. The United States and China in the Arctic. Polar Record 51 (259): 392–403.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2014. "The Cold War as a Guide to the Risk of War in East Asia". Global Asia .
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2013. Europe's Favourable Isolation. Survival (London. 1959) 55 (6): 91–106.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2011. Geopolitical shifts, great power relations and Norway's foreign policy. Cooperation and Conflict 46 (1): 60–77.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2010. Hedging against energy dependency: New Perspectives on China’s energy security. International Relations 24 (1): 25–45.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2009. Hvordan "hedge" i internasjonal politikk. Internasjonal Politikk 67 (2): 259–271.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2008. “Zhongguo nengyuan anquan de dui chong zhanlüe” (China Hedges its Energy Security Bets). Shijie jingji yu zhengzhi :World Economics and International Politics .
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Non-refereed articles

  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2011. "Norske utenrikspolitiske interesser når verden endres". www.samtiden.no .
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2010. Forsvarsbudsjett og økonomisk vekst. Forsvarets forum (7/8).
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2010. Kinas gjenreisning – ambisjoner, utvikling og utfordringer. Norsk Militært Tidsskrift (1).
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Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2018. USA og Kina fra handelskrig til krig? Dagens næringsliv, 04 September.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2018. Verden faller ikke sammen, den normaliseres. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.), 18 May.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2017. En ansvarlig atommakt? Klassekampen, 16 November.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2017. Navlebeskuende fra Brende. Dagens næringsliv, 26 May.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2016. "Glem presidentvalget". Dagens næringsliv, 16 August.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein, Jo Inge Bekkevold, Arild Moe and Schram Stokke Olav. 2016. "Misvisende om Kina og trusselbildet i nord". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.), 20 October.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2015. "Hvem skal forsvare Norge?" Dagens næringsliv, 27 February.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2014. "Kina undervurderes". Dagens næringsliv.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2014. "NATO er tilbake". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Øystein Tunsjø. 2013. Ny kurs i forholdet mellom USA og Kina? NRK Ytring, 07 June.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein and Jo Inge Bekkevold. 2013. "Ny kurs i forholdet mellom USA og Kina?" Ytring : NRK, 07 June.
  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge, Johannes Rø and Øystein Tunsjø. 2012. Europas ubetydelighet. Dagens næringsliv, 22 May.
  • Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Øystein Tunsjø. 2012. Kinas generasjonsskifte. Ytring : NRK.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2012. Sikkerhet eller profitt? Dagens næringsliv, 31 May.
  • Hiim, Henrik Stålhane and Øystein Tunsjø. 2011. Wikileaks som sovepute. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.), 24 November.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2011. "A division of labour in transatlantic relations". Clingendael Asian Forum, 21 April.
  • Tunsjø, Øystein. 2011. Kinas vekst - implikasjoner for Norge. Internasjonal Politikk.
  • Basit, Saira and Øystein Tunsjø. 2009. Bush var bra. I Asia. Morgenbladet, 13 February.
  • Offerdal, Kristine and Øystein Tunsjø. 2009. "Kina kommer i nord". Dagsavisen, 05 May.
  • Basit, Saira and Øystein Tunsjø. 2008. Østen ruster opp til sjøs. Dagbladet, 03 March.
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Published 07 May 2015 12:52.. Last updated 26 November 2018 14:54.