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The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs carries out research and disseminates findings on global power relations, security policy, development issues, international economics and Norwegian foreign policy.

An economic crash in China is unlikely. But Asian countries need to increase taxes. These were some of the conclusions from the launch at NUPI of the Asian Development Outlook 2014.


In this theory seminar, Cathrine Holst, will present her paper "Assessing knowledge-based rule: dimensions of epistocracy".

In cooperation with Frontline Club Oslo, NUPI is organizing a documentary showing and a debate about the nuclear agreement with Iran.

A limited toolbox: Explaning the constraints on Russia's foreign energy policy

The project examines Russia's integration into European security and cooperation and asks how policies to reduce challenges to peace and security and integrating policies can mutually reinforce each other.

The project began with an analysis of the Arab spring and its impact on Middle East affairs. The first part of the project centered on national perspectives on the Arab spring and its implications, and on regional solutions to regional problems. In winding up, it focuses on the regional dynamics set in motion by the Arab spring and the role of external powers in Middle East affairs.