The Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) is Norway’s foreign intelligence service. Although subordinate to the Norwegian Chief of Defense, NIS does not concern itself exclusively with military matters. The main tasks of NIS are to warn of external threats to Norway and high-priority Norwegian interests, to support the Norwegian Armed Forces and the defense alliances Norway is part of, and to assist in political decision-making processes by providing information of significance to Norwegian foreign, security and defense policy.
In our annual threat assessment Focus, NIS presents its analysis of the current situation and expected development in areas that the service considers to be particularly relevant to Norwegian security and national interests. Our mandate is threat-oriented; the aim of Focus is to contribute to the best possible public debate about the threat-related developments that we believe are important for Norway in the coming year.
The report is one of three public threat and risk assessments in Norway, published in the first quarter of each year, the other two being published by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) and the National Security Agency (NSM).
This year's Focus is the thirteenth in the series and was published on 13 February 2023. It is available in both Norwegian and English as a digital edition or PDF. Previous years' publications can be found in the archive further down the page.