Ingmar Oldberg joined UI as a Associate Fellow in the Russia Programme in 2009. In recent years his research has focused on Russian foreign policy in general, and more specifically on Russian relations with post-Soviet states, the EU, the Nordic area, and the Arctic.
Ingmar Oldberg has an M.A. in Russian and History. Following doctoral studies at the Department of History at the University of Lund, Oldberg became a researcher and later Deputy Director of Research at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) during the years 1981-2009. He has published and edited a long series of reports, books, and articles on a range of topics, both in Sweden and abroad. He was an exchange student at the University of California, Berkeley in 1980-1981 and a guest researcher at the German Institute of International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin during 2001-2002.
Since 2007, he has been a board member of The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as editor of its web journal Östbulletinen. His earlier research focused on German foreign and security policy, the Russian Baltic Sea fleet, the Warsaw Pact, East European environmental problems, and historical writing.