All the research topics in the programme deal with the issue of Norwegian interest. This notwithstanding, there is a need to synthesise the consequences and lessons generated by the findings of the other research topics.
The following main research problems will be addressed, based on findings from the other research topics:
- What are the perceived interests of Norway in the High North, as seen from main Norwegian decision makers? What kinds of traditions guide these perceptions?
- How does Norway pursue national interests in the complex geopolitical environment of the High North today? How are Norwegian interests perceived by other main players in the region?
- Should Norwegian interests and priorities be adjusted in view of current geopolitical developments? Is there a potential for new thinking concerning political tools, cooperative architecture and strategic alliances?
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