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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.

Why and how are people recruited into Jihadi groups – and should we put more emphasis on cognitive or cultural-emotional explanations? Why do groups that declare allegiance to al Qaeda’s global jihad continue to attack local targets?


In this seminar, Andreas Umland argues that the focus on such ideological constructs as Eurasianism, the Russian World (Russkii mir) or Civilizationism might be misleading when seeking to gain an adequate understanding of the determinants of Moscow’s expansionist policies.

In this seminar, professor Steven Blockmans will talk about the EU's role in peacemaking.

Sino-American Rivalries After the Plenum: New Zealand and Regional Responses

2006 -
The project is currently organised so as to coordinate Norway’s support to the Intelligence and Security Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Cooperation on academic research and training with the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina