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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  • Business as usual? The private sector’s changing role in Arctic environmental governance 

    Rowe, Elana Tovah Wilson; Prip, Christian; Rottem, Svein Vigeland (NUPI Policy Brief;2019-12, Research report, 2019)
    How has the private sector engaged in crossborder Arctic diplomacy? Despite a focus on business actors as targets of policy recommendations from the Arctic Council and an increased attention on the importance of engaging ...
  • Rival priorities in the Sahel – finding the balance between security and development 

    Bøås, Morten (NAI Policy Note;3:2018, Research report, 2018)
    The G5 Sahel initiative goes some way to make up for the lack of supranational coordination in the troubled Sahel region. If moulded in the interests of development, it could bring about positive change. But the initiative ...
  • Mali's Religious Leaders and the 2018 Presidential Elections 

    Bøås, Morten; Diallo, Abubacar; Cissé, Abdoul Wahab (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    Mali is by constitution a secular state, but here as elsewhere in the Sahel the role of religious leaders is increasing both in the social and the political sphere. This HYRES research brief explains how, why, and in what ...
  • 50 Years After the Moon Landing:Why Europe Should Lead the Next 50 

    Cross, Mai’a K. Davis (NUPI Policy Brief;2019-11, Research report, 2019)
    50 years since the first astronauts stepped foot on the moon, it would be easy to be complacent about human space exploration today. After all, humans have not ventured out of low-earth orbit since 1972. Achievements in ...
  • Lebanese Sunni Islamism: A Post-Election Review 

    Imad, Abdulghani (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    This research note analyses the internal and external factors that led to Al-Jama‘a al-Islamiyya‘s loss of its only parliamentary seat in 2018. Al-Jama‘a al-Islamiyya is the Lebanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Through ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Rail and Road Connectivity Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);21, Research report, 2019)
    This data article shows that most of the rail and road projects in which the Chinese are involved in Central Asia are implemented within the territories of individual countries and thus are still poorly linked with each ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Industrial Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);24, Research report, 2019)
    China’s investment in the industrial sectors of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been on the rise since the 1990s. However, this data article shows the recent expansion of Chinese investment also in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Energy Connectivity Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);22, Research report, 2019)
    One of the strategic objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia is to provide China with alternative import/export and energy supply routes. This data article shows that the presentation and coverage ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Processing Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);23, Research report, 2019)
    Mineral resources is the sector that receives most Chinese investment in Central Asia. China and its Central Asian partners pursue both strategic and commercial goals by promoting projects in the minerals sector. Kazakhstan ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: People-to-People Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);27, Research report, 2019)
    Along with financing hard infrastructure projects, Beijing also promotes soft power projects in the form of people-to-people initiatives. However, such projects are low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)in ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Agriculture and Food Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);26, Research report, 2019)
    This data article looks at Chinese investment in agriculture and food production in Central Asia. It shows that the agricultural sector projects have low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative. Kazakhstan is the ...
  • Hydropower Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);19, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the hydropower potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical hydropower supply capacity of ...
  • Wind Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);17, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the wind energy potential of the five Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical wind power supply capacity in ...
  • Solar Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);18, Research report, 2019)
    This data compilation surveys the solar energy potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It also provides data on installed and planned solar power ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Overview of Chinese Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);20, Research report, 2019)
    This data article summarises the analysis of 261 Chinese projects in Central Asia. The findings indicate that trade promotion and industrial development are the sectors where there is most BRI-related activity in Central ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Finance and IT Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);25, Research report, 2019)
    China and its Central Asian counterparts pursue finance and IT projects for both commercial and strategic reasons. As this data article shows, transparency is limited and exact information on the size of their investments ...
  • Renewable Energy Policies of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);16, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the government policies in support of renewable energy in the five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It begins by providing general information ...
  • corporaexplorer: An R package for dynamic exploration of text collections 

    Gjerde, Kristian Lundby (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This article presents the 'corporaexplorer' open source software. 'corporaexplorer' is an R package that uses the Shiny GUI (graphical user interface) framework for dynamic exploration of text collections. The package is ...
  • Russian Public Opinion and the Confrontation with the West 

    Fjæstad, Kristin (NUPI Working Paper;886, Research report, 2019)
  • How the EU is facing crises in its neighbourhood: Evidence from Libya and Ukraine 

    Bøås, Morten; Petrov, Roman; Rieker, Pernille; Strazzari, Francesco; Ivaschenko-Stadnik, Kateryna; Raineri, Luca; Russo, Alessandra (EUNPACK Report;, Research report, 2017)

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