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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 the two researchers in international economics, Dibyendu Maiti from University of the South Pacific, Fiji and Daniela Maggioni from Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona will give their presentations on "Export performance, productivity and growth in emerging economies".

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.

This project takes a fresh look at Russia’s Arctic policy and engagement by posing questions about the durability of discourses and practices of Arctic cooperation in Russian policy milieus.