The task of the armed forces is to safeguard national security and defend the country against attacks.
Research at NUPI is engaged in developing ideas, theories and procedures for the armed forces, in Norway and abroad. We focus on combining the overarching issues of security policy with the practical and technical military challenges involved. NUPI works closely with military practitioners and academic scholars, internationally as well as domestically, seeking to bridge the gap between analyses on the political level and on the ground.
Some topics of NUPI research in the sphere of defence:
• maritime security
• new technology
• civilian–military relations
• irregular warfare.
News about defence
19 Mar 2020
In a new joint report, researchers from NUPI and research institutes in the Nordics have investigated this.
5 Mar 2020
How do Czechia and Norway assess and respond to a changing international political context?
Publications about defence
: Academic monograph
Research projects about defence
2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
COMFEAR aims to identify key issues of common concern and shared threats as perceived by publics and policymakers in Czechia and Norway.
2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to develop enhanced knowledge of Russia's behaviour in the Kola Peninsula and the Arctic region, as well as in the Crimean Peninsula and the Black Sea region – and to compare...
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2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project examines the main obstacles to nuclear arms control and disarmament, focusing on Asia.