is head of the Department of Security and Conflict Management at the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI). He served as NUPI’s Deputy Director from 2000 to 2006. He studies war and military operations, European military cooperation and integration, and Norwegian security and military developments.
Among his latest publications are “Webs of war – The international community and the handling of regional conflict formations in West Africa and Central Africa”, Comparative Social Research, forthcoming 2010; “Deployments for Development? Nordic Peacekeeping Efforts in Africa”, International Peacekeeping, 2007; “European Military Forces: Integrating by Default?”, in Janne Haaland Matlary and Øyvind Østerud, eds, Denationalisation of Defence: Convergence and Diversity, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007.Research areas: Asia