NUPI Policy Briefs are summaries of projects, and research topics, presenting research findings/conlusions and highlighting policy measures. The series are online downloadable.

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  • Burden-sharing in NATO. The Trump effect won’t last 

    Ringsmose, Jens; Jakobsen, Viggo (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-16, Research report, 2017)
    The Trump Administration has adopted a more confrontational and transactional approach to burden-sharing in NATO. It has threatened to “moderate” its commitment to the Alliance unless the European members increase their ...
  • Plug and Play: Multinational Rotation Contributions for UN Peacekeeping Operations 

    Boutellis, Arthur; Karlsrud, John (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-15, Research report, 2017)
    In January 2016, Norway deployed a C-130 military transport aircraft to the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Given the number of attacks on patrols and logistics convoys of MINUSMA, which has been called ‘the world’s most ...
  • Surviving Brexit: twelve lessons from Norway 

    Sverdrup, Ulf; Nick, Sitter (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-11, Research report, 2017)
    One year after the referendum, after losing its majority in the general election, the UK government is revising what Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson famously labelled the ‘Cake-and-Eat-It’ approach to Brexit. In this ...
  • Russia’s Reorientation to the East: How Much Does Economy Matter? 

    Vakulchuk, Roman (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    This policy brief assesses Russian involvement in the growing Asia-Pacific economies, and offers an overview of the Far Eastern dimension of Russia’s economic relations with its major Asian partners, 2010–2016. It ...
  • Building Bridges for Success:Rethinking Peace Operations Training for Complex Environments 

    Vermeij, Lotte; Holen, Sine Vorland (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    Witnessing the changes in armed conflict since the 1990s, several global political-level agendas have emerged, recognizing the growing human suffering from armed conflict and the long-term consequences on societies. These ...
  • How The Joint Strike Fighter Seeks To Preserve Air Supremacy For Decades To Come 

    Neubauer, Sigurd (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    Since its inception in 2001, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program has cleared several technical and political hurdles as it is nearing the end of its development stage, formally known as System Development and Demonstration ...
  • Russia’s turn to Asia: Myanmar seen from Moscow 

    Gjerde, Kristian Lundby (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    Russia has made increased engagement with Asian countries a declared priority. This ‘turn to the East’, marked by the extravagant APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in Vladivostok in 2012, is driven by both ...
  • Russia's turn to the East: The Ministry for the Development of the Far East, and the domestic dimension 

    Blakkisrud, Helge (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-8, Research report, 2017)
  • Swedish–Norwegian Defence Cooperation: New opportunities? 

    Bredesen, Maren Garberg; Friis, Karsten (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-7, Research report, 2017)
    Swedish–Norwegian defence cooperation has encountered rough seas in recent years, but now seems to have entered smoother waters. This is due to both push and pull factors: push because the new security ...
  • Wielding influence in a new governance architecture: Norway, the G20 and the 2030 Agenda 

    Nahem, Joachim; Sending, Ole Jacob (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-6, Report, 2017)
    The G20 is by dint of its membership – the 20 largest economies in the world – an important decision-making body. Moreover, the challenges currently facing established inter-governmental organi- zations (IGOs) arguably ...
  • Upholding the NATO cyber pledge Cyber Deterrence and Resilience: Dilemmas in NATO defence and security politics 

    Muller, Lilly Pijnenburg; Stevens, Tim (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
  • Learning from Experience - International Policing 

    Osland, Kari M.; Caparini, Marina Louisa (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
  • Norwegian Police in International Operations 1989-2016 

    Osland, Kari M. (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    The purpose of the survey was to systematically gather the knowledge Norwegian police bring home from nter-national operations, be they peace operations, stabilization missions or other assistance missions. This information ...
  • Russia and China in Greenland? 

    Leira, Halvard; de Carvalho, Benjamin (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    Over the last decade, the Arctic region has become the site of new forms of great power interest. While the US has changed its hegemonic presence, other powers, in particular China and Russia, have been perceived to actively ...
  • Russia and China in Iceland? 

    Leira, Halvard; de Carvalho, Benjamin (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    The Arctic region has become the site of renewed great power interest. Not only are the US and Russia actively engaged in the Arctic Council, but China has also become an observer. In addition to that, a number of policy ...
  • Being Peacekept? The Implicit Assumptions that Hamper the Protection of Civilians 

    de Carvalho, Benjamin; Schia, Niels Nagelhus (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    Protection of Civilians (PoC) has during the last decade evolved to become an important guideline for international actors in post-conflict and conflict affected societies. While much policy literature has been written on ...
  • Russia and China in Central Asia 

    Cooley, Alexander (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2015)
    Over the last three years, Russia and China have increased their engagement in Central Asia in response to NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Moscow has deepened its security cooperation with the Central Asian states with ...
  • Undermining Hegemony? Building a Framework for Goods Substitution 

    Cooley, Alexander; Nexon, Daniel; de Carvalho, Benjamin; Leira, Halvard (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2015)
    The logics that we have outlined may, indeed, be applicable to a wide array of international actors and organizations that are aspiring to play public goods substitution roles. Likewise, they are applicable to a number of ...
  • China's Cyber Sovereignty 

    Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Gjesvik, Lars (NUPI Policy Brief;2017-2, Research report, 2017)
    This policy brief analyses China’s ambitions for imposing and strengthening the concept of cyber sovereignty in international negotiations on topics related to cybersecurity and Internet governance (IG). The presentation ...
  • European Integration Reset: Lessons from Brexit, Norway, and Eastern Europe 

    Campos, Nauro F. (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    Given the severity and length of the Great Recession, whether or not Europe needs more or less integration is a much less consequential discussion than that Europe needs better and more effective integration. In this policy ...

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