Andreas Østhagen is a Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway (2017- ). He is additionally a PhD-candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (2015- ), and a Senior Fellow and Leadership Group member at The Arctic Institute. He is also an affiliated fellow at the High North Center at Nord University Business School (2014- ). Previously, Andreas worked for the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in Oslo (2014-2017), and at the North Norway European Office in Brussels (2010-2014). He has also had shorter work-stints at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. (2011), and the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation in Toronto, Canada (2013).
From Bodø, North Norway, Andreas has been concerned with Arctic-related issues for a decade. Currently, his work focuses on maritime boundaries and resource management, under the larger framework of international relations. In addition, he has worked on questions concerning security, legal frameworks, and natural resource development across the Arctic states and regions. He has published a number of articles, reports and op-eds, including in Defense Studies, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, and Arctic Review on Law and Politics. Andreas holds a Master of Science (MSc) from the London School of Economics (LSE) in European and international affairs, and a Bachelor’s degree in political economy from the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).