Department for Security Policy and the High North
Norwegian security policy interests, both bilateral and in international organisations such as NATO and the OSCE. Norwegian interests in the High North and the Arctic/Antarctic, and Norwegian resource policy interests. Bilateral relations with the US, Canada, Russia and other countries in Eurasia, and participation regional cooperation organisations such as the Arctic Council, the Barents Council and the Council of Europe. Norwegian interests in areas such as global security issues, the fight against international terrorism, peace operations and international crisis management. Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation efforts, and export control of defence materiel and other sensitive goods and services.
The department is headed by Director General Rune Resaland.
The department consists of the following sections