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
10 Aug 2018
Fighting terrorism requires wide-ranging cooperation between states. What does such cooperation look like in practice, and does it work?
8 Sep 2017
Dr. Patrick Cullen (NUPI) presented key findings from his research on hybrid warfare.
Publications about defence
2019This book examines how key developments in international relations in recent years have affected intelligence agencies and their oversight. Since the turn of the millennium, intelligence agencies have been operating in a tense and rapidly changing security environment. This book addresses the impact...
2018It is frequently claimed that success in interventions hinges largely on military–civilian coherence. Nevertheless, despite high ambitions, coherence among intervening actors has proven challenging to achieve in practice. Why is this so? The thesis asks: How can we theorize and analyse the challenges...
Research projects about defence
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 18 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
In this project, NUPI, together with leading European experts, will map and analyze current developments in the EU in the field of foreign, security and defense policy.
Russia's strategic approaches to Europe: Addressing the puzzle through policy relevant research (StratApproach)2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How is Russia’s strategic approach to Europe shaped by its reading of Western intentions and actions and what implications does this approach has for Norway?