Dr. Paal Hilde is Associate Professor and Head of Section for Norwegian Security Policy at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (IFS).
Dr. Hilde is also a senior member of atlantic-community.org. His research interests include Norwegian security and defense policy, NATO, the High North (the Barents region and international relations in Arctic Europe), Russia and Central Europe. Moreover, he takes part in the research project “Geopolitics in the High North”.
Dr. Hilde holds Master degree in Russian and East European Studies and PhD in Politics from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College). Prior to joining IFS, he worked for the Department for Security Policy at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense.