Minda Holm

Research Fellow

Minda Holm is a research fellow with the Research Group on Global order and Diplomacy.

Minda Holm does research on questions related to global order, international ideology, security politics and sovereignty. She is particularly interested in (international) social and political theory connected to these topics, as well as political realism, state power, liberalism and conservatism. She has done research and published on American, Norwegian and Russian foreign- and security policy. In addition, Holm has published theoretical work on sovereignty and order in Review of International Studies and International Studies Review. 

At NUPI she leads a 3-year research project funded by the Ministry of Defence that looks at the at the international visions of the anti-liberal national right in Russia, Europe and the US.  As of 2018 Holm is also a Ph.D. fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, in an international research project on “The World of the Right” (with V.S. Tjalve, DIIS; JF Drolet, Queen Mary; and M.C. Williams, University of Ottawa). In addition to NUPI she is associated with the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) and their research group on International Security. 

Holm holds two BA's in Political Science and Post-Soviet Area studies from the University of Oslo/American University in Cairo, and two MSc's in International Relations from London School of Economics and the George Washington University, where she was a Fulbright scholar specializing in International Security Studies. Besides England and the US she has worked or studied in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Wales, and speaks Russian. 

Holm is a co-editor of the peer-reviewed Scandinavian IR journal Internasjonal Politikk, and a monthly foreign affairs columnist for Dagsavisen.  Please see her personal webpage for more information.

  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Russland og det ytre høyre

    (Available in Norwegian only): Båndene mellom Russland og ytre høyre i Europa er mer kompliserte enn man kan få inntrykk av i vestlig media, skriver Minda Holm i denne kronikken.
  • Publication : BOKANMELDELSE

    Tungt skyts

    (Available in Norwegian only): Minda Holm anmelder Jon Hellesnes’ bok ‘NATO-komplekset: Om militærpolitikk, atomvåpen og norsk USA-servilitet’ i Klassekampens bokmagasin. Holm skriver her om de sannhetene som tas for gitt i norsk sikkerhets- og forsvarspolitikk, deriblant forholdet til USA og NATO. Hva...
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL

    Mutual Lack of Introspection and the ‘Russia Factor’ in the Liberal West

    Minda Holm makes three claims in this article: one about the representation of Russia as an external enemy and the reflex to blame Russia for unwanted domestic developments; one about the liberal Western Self’s continuous violation of the principles it judges others by; and one about the seemingly deliberate...
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Taliban i Moskva og Doha

    Forrige uke møttes en delegasjon fra Taliban og sentrale afghanske politikere til samtaler i Moskva. Møtet var det mest omfattende av sitt slag siden 2001, året da USA gikk til krig mot Taliban. Møtet kom like etter at Taliban har vært i banebrytende forhandlinger med USA i seks dager i Doha, Qatar....
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Farlige forbindelser?

    Den påståtte koblingen mellom franske høyrenasjonalister og Kreml er overdrevet. Men de felles interessene er der.
  • Research project

    A Conceptual History of International Relations (CHOIR)

    2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)

    The purpose of CHOIR is to investigate taken-for-granted concepts of international relations.

  • Publication : ARTIKKEL

    Forum: In the beginning there was no word (For It): Terms, concepts, and early sovereignty

    It is difficult to overstate the importance of the concept sovereignty for international relations (IR). And yet, understanding the historical emergence of sovereignty in international relations has long been curtailed by the all-encompassing myth of the Peace of Westphalia. While criticism of this myth...
  • Bildet viser Halvard Leira News

    What does foreign policy really mean?

    This, with other widely used IR concepts, is what Halvard Leira and his project CHOIR team have received funding to explore.
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL

    States before relations: On misrecognition and the bifurcated regime of sovereignty

    The symbolic structure of the international system, organised around sovereignty, is sustained by an institutional infrastructure that shapes how states seek sovereign agency. We investigate how the modern legal category of the state is an institutional expression of the idea of the state as a liberal...
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Familien i internasjonal politikk

    (Available in Norwegian only). «Tradisjonelle familieverdier» blir stadig oftere brukt for å rettferdiggjøre systematisk stigmatisering av homofile i vidt forskjellige land verden over.
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Hatet mot George Soros

    (Available in Norwegian only): Ingen enkeltperson er hatet så mye av både det nasjonalistiske og ekstreme høyre som ungarsk-amerikanske George Soros.
  • Publication : NUPI Working Paper

    Visions of an Illiberal World Order? The National Right in Europe, Russia and the US

    The rise of a national Right in both Europe and the US is disrupting the security agendas of Western foreign– and defense ministries. Long accustomed to directing the gaze and measures of Western security only outwards – towards Africa, the Middle East, China – these centers of policy formulation now...
  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Norge, USA og folkeretten

    (Available in Norwegian only): Når det gjelder USA og folkeretten, er problemet ikke så mye Trump, som at USA konsekvent bryter de verdiene de selv forfekter, skriver Minda Holm i denne kronikken.
  • Thu 30 Aug 2018
    Event

    Theory seminar: The Crisis of Liberal Memory

    Time: 13:15 Location: NUPI

    Vibeke Schou Tjalve presents the introduction chapter to a new book as part of the project “World of the Right”.

  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Ideologenes kamp

    (Norwegian only): To innflytelsesrike ideologer – en russisk, en amerikansk – bygger høyreradikale nettverk i Europa. Selv om ideologien springer ut fra like kilder, har de ulike visjoner.
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL

    What, When, and Where, Then, is the Concept of Sovereignty?

    It is difficult to overstate the importance of the concept sovereignty for international relations (IR). And yet, understanding the historical emergence of sovereignty in international relations has long been curtailed by the all-encompassing myth of the Peace of Westphalia. While criticism of this myth...
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Kampen om suverenitet

    (Norwegian only) Stadig flere stater vektlegger respekt for deres «indre anliggender». Hvor går grensene for staters suverenitet i dag?
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP

    Israel og moralsk balansegang

    Kritikere av lsraels overgrep mot palestinere blir ofte urettmessig beskyldt for antisemittisme. Samtidig er antisemittisme et økende problem i deler av Europa og USA.
  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Forskning vs. synsing

    Børge Brende burde vite bedre enn å avvise kunnskapsbasert kritikk som synsing.