This research examines Norway’s Russia-policy following the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the aggression in East Ukraine. The research identifies attributes of Norway’s Russia-policy before and after Crimea and applies realist and liberal international relations theory to the discussion on whether Norway’s policy doctrine has changed. The main conclusion is that there has been a shift in Norway’s Russia-policy in the aftermath of Crimea from a liberal approach to realist foreign policy doctrine, but that Norway retain some emphasis on preserving normalized bilateral relations and cooperation.
Crimea, Foreign policy, International Relations, Norway, Russia
Year of Completion
Master of Arts
Sandberg, Johannes, "The Beast to the East: Norway's Russia-Policy After Crimea - Status Quo or a Shift in Policy?" (2018). Selected Full-Text Master Theses Collection 2018-. 1.