Tor BukkvollSenior Research Fellow (B.A., M.A., PhD)
Tor Bukkvoll has studied political developments in Russia and Ukraine since the mid-1990s, especially in the areas of defence and security. He speaks Russian and Ukrainian, and obtained his PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Bukkvoll has spent much time in Russia and Ukraine.
Bukkvoll was a visiting research fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey) in 2019-2020, and in the Changing Character of War programme at the University of Oxford in 2008. He worked as an associate professor of international relations at the Norwegian Military Academy in 1996-1999, and has previously also worked at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO).
- Russian military and security politics
- Russian and Ukrainian foreign policy
- Ukrainian politics
- Russian and Ukrainian arms industries