Niels Byrjalsen

Niels Byrjalsen

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Niels Byrjalsen is PhD and academic employee at the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on European, Nordic, and Danish security and defence, transatlantic relations, and concepts like trust, subversion, and international order. His PhD project examined how trust shapes the production of international order, with an emphasis on crises in transatlantic relations.

Office hours: Wednesday 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Primary fields of research

  • International Relations
  • European, Nordic, and Danish security and defence
  • NATO
  • Trust
  • International order
  • Security communities and diplomacy
  • Constructivism and practice theory
  • Small states
  • Subversion
  • Statecraft and strategy
  • Foreign policy
  • Great power politics
  • IR theory


I supervise within all my fields of research and interest.

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