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.
Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN) will study the current and future role of the EU in an emerging multi-polar world through a programme of stock-taking, multi-disciplinary research and complementary activities. It aims at an understanding of the prospective directions of the emerging global governance structures and Europe’s place in them.
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.
The project aims at studying the change from empire to suzerainty to open to social scientific research Norwegian 18th century history; the place of Norway in the Danish composite state and Norwegian foreign policy making in the 19th century.
The project "Measuring the Performance of the European Union in International Institutions" (EUPERFORM) explores the European Union as an international actor in various organisational settings. How does the EU perform – what role, significance and influence does the EU have– in international institutions? The project is based on a variety of studies of EU performance. NUPI’s research activities in the project are focusing on the EU's role as a security actor in and vis-à-vis NATO, as well as on the EU–NATO relationship in general.