Established in 1959, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [NUPI] is a leading independent research institute on international politics and areas of relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. Formally under the Ministry of Education and Research, NUPI nevertheless operates as an independent, non-political instance in all its professional activities. Research undertaken at NUPI ranges from short-term applied research to more long-term basic research.


Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Beskyttelsesplikt over alle grenser? 

    Leira, Halvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A perspective on domestic work based on interviews in Lima,Peru 

    Rafstedt, My (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2017)
    This policy brief aims to spark reflection on the conditions of domestic workers, and the importance of independent institutions like trade unions for protecting their rights. Drawing on conversations with domestic workers ...
  • The Future of African Peace Operations: From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram 

    De Coning, Cedric; Gelot, Linnéa; Karlsrud, John (Book, 2016)
    Facing threats ranging from Islamist insurgencies to the Ebola pandemic, African regional actors are playing an increasingly vital role in safeguarding peace and stability across the continent. But while the African Union ...
  • Policy options for sustainability and resilience in potato value chains in Bihar: a system dynamics approach 

    Rich, Karl; Dizyee, Kanar (NUPI Working Paper;, Research report, 2016)
    Potatoes are an important crop for food security in Bihar, providing significant income generating activities for participating farmers and an additional source of diet diversification for consumers. Recent reforms to the ...
  • Det frie internettet er under angrep 

    Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Gjesvik, Lars (Others, 2017)
  • Trusselen fra cyberspace 

    Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Muller, Lilly Pijenburg (Chronicle, 2017)
    Cyberangrep øker i omfang verden over. Norge er et av verdens mest digitaliserte land og dermed spesielt utsatt, men dette blir i stor grad oversett av politikere og næringslivsledere.
  • Strategic cooperation against terrorism 2.0? Russia's initial positions on Syria. NUPI Policy Brief 37/2016 

    Wilhelmsen, Julie Maria; Haugevik, Kristin M. (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    This project examines the prospects for Russia-Western practical cooperation against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and, more broadly, for a rapprochement between Russia, NATO and key NATO member states post-Crimea. The ...
  • Strategic cooperation against terrorism 2.0? Collaborating with adversaries. NUPI Policy Brief 38/2016 

    Haugevik, Kristin M.; Wilhelmsen, Julie Maria (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2016)
    In October 2016, international media reported that the Russia– US diplomatic dialogue over Syria had collapsed, with both sides holding the other party to blame. While the US State Department observed that ‘everybody’s ...
  • Legitimering gjennom (selektiv) felles fortid: russisk bruk av historie i Ukraina-konflikten 

    Holm, Minda (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Legitimation Through a (Selective) Shared Past: Russia’s Use of History in the Conflict in Ukraine
  • Sino-Russia Strategic Alignment and Potential Impact of a Trump Presidency 

    Sun, Yun (NUPI Policy Brief;2016-40, Research report, 2016)
    Rarely has any issue been more polarising than the assessment of Sino-Russia relations in recent years. Analysts and observers are either convinced of another emerging Sino-Russia alliance against the West, or dismissive ...
  • A Pivot to What? Asia-Pacific Foreign Policy under Trump 

    Lanteigne, Marc (NUPI Policy Brief;2016-39, Research report, 2016)
    Despite the difficulty in making predictions about an incoming American administration even before the inaugural process has been completed, the first two months since the US elections in November 2016 have already generated ...
  • TTIP and Norway: Impact and trade policy options 

    Veggeland, Frode; Theie, Marcus Gjems; Medin, Hege; Bekkedal, Tarjei; Alvik, Ivar; Felbermayr, Gabriel; Grünfeld, Leo A.; Mittenzwei, Klaus; Pettersen, Ivar; Melchior, Arne (NUPI Report;2016-9, Research report, 2016)
    This study analyzes TTIP, its implications for Norway and Norway’s trade policy choices. TTIP will hardly be concluded under Obama's presidency, but the agreement could become a reality within a few years. TTIP aims at ...
  • How to Deal with North Korea: Lessons from the Iran Agreement 

    Lodgaard, Sverre; Sigal, Leon V. (APLN/CNND Policy Brief;No. 24, Research report, 2016)
    The current and oft repeated pattern of responses to North Korean nuclear and missile provocations has failed to produce results. With the stakes becoming increasingly high it is time that a new approach is explored. The ...

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