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Russian Security and Defence Programme

Project period
29. May 2018 -
31. Dec 2038
Project owner
Norwegian Defence University College
Project manager
Østbø, Jardar N
Organization unit
Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
International politics
Russia, security and defence policy
High North and the Arctic
Russian military doctrine and strategy
Russia economy
Russia political development
The Norwegian Defence Univerity College
Ministry of Defence
Research Council of Norway (RCN)

The Russia programme at IFS studies Russian security and defence.

​Russia’s development affects Norway’s security environment, and has implications for Norwegian security and defence policy. The aim of the Russia programme is to advance knowledge on Russian security and defence through high quality research and public engagement. The programme studies the formation, implementation and tools of Russian security and defence policy. The programme also looks at wider implications and consequences of Russia’s development for global security, and for Norway.


  • Russia as an international security actor
  • Russian security and defence policy
  • Russian military strategy
  • Russia's influence on security and defence in the High North and Arctic
  • The Russian economy and energy industries in a security perspective
  • Domestic political and societal development as an element in Russian security and defence policy
  1. Håvard Bækken forsker IFS

    Håvard Bækken

    Senior Research Scientist


    Ingvill Moe Elgsaas

    Guest Research Scientist

    Opdal, Ingrid_

    Ingerid Maria Opdahl

    Head of the Centre for Security Policy
    Associate professor


    Katarzyna Zysk


    Jardar Østbø ansatt IFS

    Jardar N Østbø