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.

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  • Russia’s Return as True Europe, 1991–2017 

    Neumann, Iver Brynild (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Embargo, 2017)
    Since the reign of Peter the Great, Russia has identifi ed itself in opposition to Europe. In the late 1980s, Michael Gorbachev and associates forged a liberal representation of Europe and initiated a Western-oriented ...
  • Between classical and critical geopolitics in a changing Arctic 

    Wegge, Njord; Keil, Kathrin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Puzzled by how geographical changes in the Arctic might cause changes in state behavior the authors of this article have been inspired to return to the roots of geopolitical reasoning. By combining insights from the ...
  • Customs Capacity Building for WCO Members 2012-2015 

    Carpena, Fenella; Vakulchuk, Roman (NUPI Report;2018-1, Research report, 2018)
    International trade offers a wealth of opportunities for low-income countries to reduce poverty and achieve growth in today’s global economic landscape. In such an environment, customs administrations play a critical role ...
  • Nye toner i norsk euroapolitikk 

    Sverdrup, Ulf (Chronicle, 2018)
    Nye toner i norsk europapolitikk Regjeringen varsler taktskifte for Norges EU-strategi. Det kommer til rett tid og med forfriskende begrunnelser. Ulf Sverdrup, direktør ved Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt Regjeringen la ...
  • Mer inne enn ute 

    Sverdrup, Ulf (Chronicle, 2018)
    Mer inne enn ute Brexit synes å ha endret Norges status i EU. Resultatet er at Norge er oppgradert, ikke nedgradert.
  • Somalia: A Political Economy Analysis 

    Webersik, Christian; Hansen, Stig Jarle; Egal, Adam (Research report; Landanalyserapport, 2018)
    Somalia has been without a central authority for more than a quarter century. An entire generation is growing up without experiencing stability and security, basic human rights, and economic prosperity. There is no functioning ...
  • Colombia between peace and war : The 2018 presidential elections and the way forward 

    Drange, Bård; Opdahl, Maja Lie (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2018)
    The presidential elections of 2018 are expected to have significant implications for the matter of peace, justice and conflict resolution in Colombia. Since conflict intensity rose considerably in the 1980s, presidential ...
  • After Crimea: The future of Nordic Defence Cooperation 

    Friis, Karsten; Saxi, Håkon Lunde (NUPI Policy Brief;, Research report, 2018)
  • Nordic responses to Brexit: Making the best of a difficult situation 

    Haugevik, Kristin M.; Fägersten,, Björn; Gunnarsson,, Pétur; Jokela,, Juha; Sørensen, Catharina; Thorhallsson, Baldur; Wivel, Anders (NUPI Policy Brief, Research report, 2018)
    This policy brief examines how the British decision to withdraw from the EU has influenced the political debates in and foreign policies of the five Nordic states – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. With the ...
  • Haiti: A Political Economy Analysis 

    Hauge, Wenche Iren (Research report; Landanalyserapport, 2018)
    Haiti is governed by a small economic elite and the majority of its poor and marginalized population has no access to power. This report analyses the historical roots of the deep socio-economic and political cleavage in ...
  • Everyday sovereignty: International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia 

    de Carvalho, Benjamin; Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Guillaume, Xavier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
  • Cyber Security Capacity Building in Myanmar 

    Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Gjesvik, Lars (NUPI Policy Brief;2018-5, Research report, 2018)
    Digitalization is exposing developing countries to a growing number of risks, as well as opportunities associated with connecting to the Internet. Myanmar stands out as a critical case of both the pitfalls and the benefits ...
  • Sustaining Peace: Can a new approach change the UN? 

    De Coning, Cedric (Global Governance Spotlight;2018-03, Research report, 2018)
  • Towards a Comprehensive Results-based Reporting and Performance Assessment Framework for UN Peacekeeping Operations 

    De Coning, Cedric; Brusset, Emery (NUPI Report;2018-4, Research report, 2018)
    This report considers the tools and processes that DPKO and DFS currently use to assess the performance of senior personnel, individual units and peacekeeping operations, and proposes a methodology for reorganizing these ...
  • Ethiopia: A Political Economy Analysis 

    Lie, Jon Harald Sande; Mesfin, Berouk (Research report; Landanalyserapport, 2018)
    This report provides an overview and analysis of some key issues pertaining to the political economy of Ethiopia in a historical perspective. The continuous rule of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front ...
  • Utviklingspolitikk uten utviklingsminister 

    Lie, Jon Harald Sande (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
  • Building tax systems in fragile states. Challenges, achievements and policy recommendations 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Bøås, Morten; Brun Bjørkheim, Julie; Kvamme, Frida (Research report, 2018)
    This report systematises and analyses existing knowledge on taxation in fragile states. Efforts to support domestic revenue mobilisation in conflict situations require a different approach and other means than in the more ...
  • Sikkerhetspolitiske rammebetingelser i bevegelse 

    Torgeir, Larsen (NUPI Policy Brief;2018-4, Research report, 2018)
    Verden preges av mer kompleksitet og usikkerhet enn på flere tiår. Kanskje har vi har allerede vent oss til hyppigere omveltninger. Mennesker er tilpasningsdyktige. Kanskje har vi ikke fullt ut tatt inn rekkevidden – også ...
  • Russian foreign policy as an instrument for domestic mobilization 

    Busygina, Irina (NUPI Policy Brief;2018-2, Research report, 2018)
    Despite numerous declarations, the Russian authorities have done very little about domestic reforms, such as economic modernization. By contrast, Russia’s external policy has been extremely active, and is extensively debated ...
  • Building tax systems in fragile states. Challenges, achievements and policy recommendations 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Bøås, Morten; Brun Bjørkheim, Julie; Kvamme, Frida (CMI report;2018:03, Research report, 2018)
    This report systematises and analyses existing knowledge on taxation in fragile states. Efforts to support domestic revenue mobilisation in conflict situations require a different approach and other means than in the more ...

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