Senior Fellow - Arctic Energy
MSc. Politics and Government in the European Union: The International Relations of Europe (2009), London School of Economics (LSE)
B.A. Political Economy (2008), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Andreas Østhagen is currently working as an advisor at the North Norway European Office in Brussels, while also taking part in the Arctic research programme 'Geopolitics in the High North' through his affiliation with the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). His Arctic passion stems as much from his everyday work, as from his heritage as a citizen of the Norwegian Arctic. On a daily basis he deals with issues related to European energy policies, the Arctic, and Russia. Of particular focus is the development of oil and gas resources in the Arctic, a topic Andreas also worked on for a time at the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a D.C. think tank. In 2011 he published an academic article questioning the EU’s role and engagement in Arctic matters. He was also the researcher for the CSIS 'A New Security Architecture for the Arctic: An American Perspective'-report, from 2012.