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
8 Jun 2018
Hybrid threats, designed to blur the distinction between peace and war, are difficult to spot before they turn into serious problems. This calls for innovative and creative thinking by intelligence organizations, according to Senior Research Fellow Patrick Cullen.
23 May 2018
In this NUPI podcast, cyber-expert Karsten Geier proposes a new way forward.
16 Feb 2018
- Richard Gowan
Could the Ukrainian crisis inspire a new generation of Nordic peacekeeping?
Publications about security policy
- Publication : NUPI Policy Brief
- Publication : ARTIKKEL_POP
: NUPI Policy Brief
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Research projects about security policy
2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The Market for Anarchy project seeks to better understand how state behaviour is shaped by assessments of and responses to different types of risks.
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Poland, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...