Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Associate Professor - Department of Political Science
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Phone +47-22856607
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

Nuclear strategy

Security Studies

Nuclear non-proliferation and acquisition strategies


International relations of the Middle East


Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University


STV1200: Innføringsemne i internasjonal politikk 1 [Introduction to International Relations]

STV4252: Politics and Strategy in the Nuclear Age

STV4020D: Dokumentbaserte undersøkelser 

STV9029: Advanced Qualitative Field Methods 


MacArthur Visiting Faculty Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University, 2013-15

Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University, 2012-13

Assistant Professor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, 2010-15

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2009-10

Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2008-09

Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, 2004-2010


BISA Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize 2010


Board member, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Member of editorial board, Internasjonal Politikk


Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer. "Pakistan, Uranium and the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1970–1980." The International History Review (2018): 1-15.

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer. "Why North Korea succeeded at getting nuclear weapons — when Iraq and Libya failed," Monkey Cage blog, 2 January 2018.

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons, Cornell University Press, 2016.

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, "Annleisland søker utenrikspolitikk. Anmeldelse av Torbjørn L. Knutsen, Halvard Leira & Iver B. Neumann: Norsk utenrikspolitisk idéhistorie, 1890-1940," Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforskning, 4-2016 Årgang 57, s. 468-471.

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, "Meir konflikt i vente," Morgenbladet, 11 November 2016 (https://morgenbladet.no/aktuelt/2016/11/meir-konflikt-i-vente)

Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, "Why some dictators are more likely to get nuclear weapons. 5 lessons from Iraq and Libya," Monkey Cage, Analysis, 10 October 2016 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/10/10/why-some-dictators-are-more-likely-to-get-nuclear-weapons-5-lessons-from-iraq-and-libya/)

Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, "Why Saddam and Gaddafi Failed to get The Bomb," War on the Rocks, 17 November 2016. (http://warontherocks.com/2016/11/why-saddam-and-gaddafi-failed-to-get-the-bomb/)

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Not helping: The International Atomic Energy Agency and Technical Cooperation, Essay in H-Diplo ISSF POLICY Roundtable 1-3 (2016) on the International Atomic Energy Agency Statute at Sixty. Published on 19 November 2016. Shortlink: tiny.cc/PR-1-3

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Article Review 66 on “The Cold War, the developing world, and the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1953–1957.” Cold War History 16:2, 12 January 2017. Shortlink: https://issforum.org/articlereviews/66-IAEA


  • Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid & Rieker, Pernille (2015). Libya: The promise and pitfalls of diplomacy, In Pernille Rieker & Finn Henrik Thune (ed.),  Dialogue and Conflict resolution - The potential and limits of dialogue as a tool for conflict resolution.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4724-3883-6.  7.  s 125 - 142
  • Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2011). Revisiting Osirak: Preventive Attacks and Nuclear Proliferation Risks. International Security.  ISSN 0162-2889.  36(1), s 101- 132
  • Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2008). Libya's Nuclear Turnaround: Perspectives from Tripoli. The Middle East Journal.  ISSN 0026-3141.  62(1), s 55- 72
  • Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2006). Rebel Without a Cause? Explaining Iraq's Response to Resolution 1441. The Nonproliferation Review.  ISSN 1073-6700.  13(1), s 17- 34
  • Riste, Olav & Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2005). Were WMDs the Real Issue? The International Community versus Iraq 1991-2003. Forsvarsstudier.  ISSN 0333-3981.  (4)

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  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann & Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2018). Tror ikke Nord-Korea utvikler atomvåpen fordi de vil ha krig med USA. Forskning.no.  ISSN 1891-635X. Show summary
  • Hiim, Henrik Stålhane & Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2012). Er diplomatiet dødfødt?. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Hegghammer, Thomas & Braut-Hegghammer, Målfrid (2011). Sikkerhet og stabilitet i Midtøsten etter Jasminrevolusjonen.

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