Bio

Asle Toje (b. 1974) is the Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, and an occasional lecturer at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Oslo.

My research interests are found at the intersection of security studies and European studies. Since graduating from Cambridge University in 2006, I have published on European security and foreign policy.

Among my last works are America, the EU and Strategic Culture (London, Routledge, 2008); The European Union as a Small Power (London, Macmillan, 2010) and
Neoclassical realism in Europe (Manchester University Press, 2012). I have also authored two monographies in Norwegian on the economic and political crisis in Europe: Red, White & Blue and The Iron Cage (Rødt, Hvitt & Blått; Jernburet Dreyer 2012, 2014).

On a personal note I have spent my adult life in academia of one sort or another, but am still not quite sure if I am a Political Scientist. I am increasingly interested in History, Litterature and in Sociology, and enjoy dabbling in other subjects, much to the annoyance, no doubt, of their professional practitioners.