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Research Topics

Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Norwegian interests

All the research topics in the programme deal with the issue of Norwegian interest. This notwithstanding, there is a need to synthesise the consequences and lessons generated by the findings of the other research topics. 

The following main research problems will be addressed, based on findings from the other research topics:

  • What are the perceived interests of Norway in the High North, as seen from main Norwegian decision makers? What kinds of traditions guide these perceptions?
  • How does Norway pursue national interests in the complex geopolitical environment of the High North today? How are Norwegian interests perceived by other main players in the region?
  • Should Norwegian interests and priorities be adjusted in view of current geopolitical developments? Is there a potential for new thinking concerning political tools, cooperative architecture and strategic alliances?

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Norwegian Institute for defence Studies CSIS Fritjof Nansen Institute Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik University of Tromsø Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia University of Oslo Institute of general history Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Econ Pöyry
  The GeoPolitics in the High North research programme is now terminated, and the programme website will be preserved through 2016, but not updated.
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