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Ingerid Maria Opdahl

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
Associate professor
Head of the Centre for Security Policy

Ingerid M. Opdahl joined IFS in 2004. PhD from the University of Birmingham (2015); Cand. Polit. in political science from the University of Oslo (2004); MSc Russian and Post-Soviet studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2000).

Head of the Centre for Security Policy at the IFS (2021–).

Her book The Russian State and Russian Energy Companies, 1992–2018 (Routledge, 2020) analyses relations between Russian energy companies and the Russian state at home and in the other post-Soviet states.  

Teaching: Russian foreign policy. Social science research methods (course convenor, graduate level 2016–20). 


    • Russian security and foreign policy 

    • Russia and Eurasia 

    • Russia's political economy 

    • Political development, formal and informal institutions 

    • Authoritarian regimes 

    • Russian energy companies (oil, gas, nuclear, electricity)