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NUPI podcast

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The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs is an independent research institute in the field of international affairs and foreign policy. On this channel you will find seminars in both Norwegian and English, and our own podcast NUPIpodden in Norwegian.

Episodes

Amb. Christopher R. Hill on North Korea and President Trump  

The US and North Korea are on the brink of conflict. But what does North Korea really want? Is the country aiming for a new deal with the international community? And what about President Trump? Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill was also the head of the US delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Introduction by Director of NUPI, Ulf Sverdrup.

NUPIpodden #1 - Det franske presidentvalget  

I aller første episode av NUPIpodden forklarer seniorforsker på NUPI, Pernille Rieker om de to kandidantene som kjemper om å bli Frankrikes neste president ved siste runde av valget 7.mai. Har Marine le Pen en sjanse til å vinne? Hvilket EU får vi med Emmanuel Macron som president? Hva er ståa etter den aller siste TV-debatten mellom de to?

Forsvarspolitisk dypdykk - Nina Græger om sin nye bok  

Nina Græger i samtale med Kate Hansen Bundt om Grægers nye bok, "Norsk forsvarspolitikk. Territorialforsvar og internasjonal innsats 1990–2015".

Sanctions And The Russian Petroleum Sector  

The presentations in this seminar will attempt to differentiate between the impact of declining oil prices and sanctions on current and future Russian oil production, between different sources of financing and how accessing them has been restricted, and relate the sanctions to the accelerating eastward orientation of Russian energy relations. This seminar is organized under the auspices of the RusChange project. The project is led by Arild Moe at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and is financed by the PETROSAM2 programme of the Research Council of Norway. Tid: Onsdag 29.04.15, kl.14:00 Sted: NUPI , C.J. Hambros plass 2 D Pamelding Program 14:00–15:30: Louis Skyner, Head of Russia Oil and Gas, Clifford Chance:The impact of sanctions on access to financing Daniel Fjærtoft, co-founder, Sigra Group: The impact of sanctions on future Russian oil production Comments by Arild Moe, Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute Q & A Chair , Indra Øverland, Head of Energy Programme, NUPI

‘On Your Mark, Get Set…’ Myanmar under Reform and Chinese and Japanese Economic Diplomacy  

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs has the pleasure of presenting the public seminar: ‘On Your Mark, Get Set…’ Myanmar under Reform and Chinese and Japanese Economic Diplomacy Speaker: Marc Lanteigne, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI Since March 2011, there has been a transformation of the government of Myanmar (Burma) after the dissolution of the military regime in the country. The first stages of the governmental transition has also opened the door to economic liberalisation, including increased and more diversified foreign investment in several different sectors as sanctions have been lowered. Several economies, including in the West and in East Asia, are preparing for deeper economic engagement in Myanmar. However, there is still a sense of watching and waiting as the November 2015 elections, the first major test of the reform process and the potential transfer of political power to greater civilian actors, get closer. While anticipation builds, two countries, China and Japan, are key examples of large Asian economies which have developed strong economic and aid linkages with Myanmar in recent years. In the case of Beijing, during the military regime period in Myanmar between 1988-2011, which led to wide international sanctions, China was one of the few major economic partners which maintained economic relations with Yangon. With trade diversification underway, and after the political issues caused by the halting of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower project, there is the question of whether China will be able to maintain the same degree of economic visibility in Myanmar. Nonetheless, China still views Yangon as an important economic partner. As for Tokyo, there has been a flurry of infrastructure projects and services agreements being developed with Yangon in recent years. Although there has been discussion of a growing Sino-Japanese ‘aid contest’ in Myanmar, the reality is that the two Asian economies have often taken different economic paths in engaging Yangon, and are both crucial case studies in understanding the role of foreign actors in the Myanmar economic reform process.

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