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Håkon Lunde Saxi

Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College
Associate professor
Phone: +4799278704

(b. 1983) Saxi is an Associate Professor at the Section for Military Strategy and Joint Operations at the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College/Norwegian Defence University College. He researches, teaches, and supervises in the fields of Norwegian, Nordic and Northern European defence policy, military strategy and military history.

Saxi is a political scientist and historian. He received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science from the University of Oslo (2016). Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in History from the University of Oslo (2009), including one semester spent at the American University of Paris. Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2008). Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Studies (EU) from the University of Oslo (2006), including one semester spent as an Erasmus-student at the University of Vienna.

Saxi has worked at the Norwegian Defence University College since 2009. He was a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) 2009–2010, a PhD research fellow 2011–2015 and a senior fellow 2016–2019. His PhD dissertation was entitled «From the Defence of Europe to Global Expeditionary Operations: British and German Defence Policy 1990–2014». Saxi has also been a guest research fellow at the UK Joint Services Command & Staff College (JSCSC) in 2013, a guest research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin in 2012, and an intern with the UNs Department of Peacekeeping Operations in 2009.

In 2023 Saxi published a book entitled War in Europe: The Norwegian Armed Forces in the Balkans, 1992‒2005 (In Norwegian)


    • military strategy
    • defence policy
    • military history
    • Nordic defence cooperation
    • European history
    • International relations theory