The aim of security policy is to secure national sovereignty and political freedom.
An important aspect of security policy involves preventing and handling crises, and providing lasting and stable solutions to conflicts. Research at NUPI takes up a broad range of security questions of global and national importance. In addition to crisis management and warfare, we also study, for example, terrorism and organized crime, political violence and non-state armed actors. Particular attention is paid to international security organizations such as NATO, the European Union and the United Nations.
These are some of the questions security-policy research at NUPI seeks to answer:
- How can current and future wars and crises best be handled?
- What kind of threats are we likely to face in the years to come?
Who are the future actors on the security policy arena?
News about security policy
18 Oct 2017
What does Estonia see as the most pressing challenges to the global stability of cyber space?
8 Sep 2017
Dr. Patrick Cullen (NUPI) presented key findings from his research on hybrid warfare.
Publications about security policy
2018The book is a critical political and institutional reflection on UN peace operations. It provides constructive suggestions as to how the UN and the international system can evolve to remain relevant and tackle the peace and security challenges of the 21st century, without abandoning the principles that...
- Publication : KRONIKK
2017How does digitalisation lead to new kinds of global connections and disconnections in the Global South? And what are the pitfalls that accompany this development? Much of the policy literature on digitalisation and development has focused on the importance of connecting developing countries to digital...
Research projects about security policy
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This project is going to look closer at Norway’s closest allies and partners in a new and more uncertain world.
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to strengthen the ability of UN peace operations to respond to global security challenges and improve their effectiveness.
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.