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The three-year project running from January 2019 to December 2021, explores aspects of security and defence of importance to Northern Europe. It analyses security and defence cooperation, with a particular focus on NATO. In addition, the Programme focuses on non-conventional challenges, the relation between deterrence and reassurance measures, and the strategic implication of technological development.
Through research projects, collaboration with international partners, conferences and seminars, the purpose is to provide insights into the dynamic development of the security situation and cooperative patterns in the region.
Director, Military Sciences
Professor Peter Roberts
Senior Associate Fellow
Heather Conley, CSIS, Washington DC
Rachel Ellehuus, CSIS, Washington DC
Dr Christian Mölling, DGAP, Berlin
Professor Robin Allers, IFS, Oslo
Dr Johannes Rø, IFS, Oslo
Aims and objectives
At a time of rising tensions, unpredictable challenges and emerging technologies, security pressures on Northern Europe are significant and increasing. Both individually and collectively, nations need to understand the threats, risks and opportunities, and explore how to strengthen security cooperation.
This projects brings RUSI experts together with colleagues from the Germany Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), and the US Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Through national and collaborative workshops and publications, they will explore how best to respond to the challenges.
Norwegian Ministry of Defence
This project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.
Access the key outputs of this research project.
This report from the Security in Northern Europe (SNE) project presents contemporary views on NATO's Strategic Concept 2030 from Berlin, London, Oslo, and Washington D.C. - By Robin Marc Allers, Rachel Ellehuus, Dr. Claudia Major, Dr. Christian Mölling, Paul O'Neill, and Johannes Gullestad Rø - January 2022
Read the report by Rachel Ellehuus, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), April 29 2021
Read the report by Johannes Gullestad Rø, Ingeborg Bjur, Karen-Anna Eggen and Robin Allers (eds.) IFS Insight, 2020