Asle Toje is a Norwegian foreign policy scholar. He is a former Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and a current member of the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee. Toje is a regular contributor to the Norwegian foreign policy debate, including as a regular columnist in the Dagens Næringsliv, Utrop and Morgenbladet. Toje is a proponent of Neoclassical realism.
In the Norwegian foreign policy discourse he has been a proponent of limited government, a free market economy, and social conservatism. He has been a spokesman for a strong defense and multilateralism. Toje is considered to belong to the same intellectual tradition as Francis Fukuyama. Toje has in recent years devoted himself to nuclear disarmarment.