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
Translating Mandates into Policy and Practice: Emerging lessons from operationalizing climate-related security risks in peace operations
IPI, NUPI and SIPRI co-host webinar on Climate-related Security Risks.
11 Mar 2021
South Sudan is highly vulnerable to climate change, including flooding, droughts and, most recently, a locust infestation. Long-term climate change, like a gradual increase in temperature, and short-term changes, like increased flooding, have indirect and interlinked implications...
3 Feb 2021
Somalia is highly susceptible to the effects of climate change and extreme weather. Without anticipatory preventive approaches, these factors are likely to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and reduce the people’s livelihood options, which in turn may have negative impacts...
Publications about security policy
: Policy brief
: Academic article
2021How can we best analyze security subregions? The most commonly used theory of regional security in the discipline of international relations, the regional security complex theory, focuses on large regions, such as Europe, Asia, or the Middle East. It pays less attention to smaller regions within these....
Research projects about security policy
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2021 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues.
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COOPERATION: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President og the AU, Moussa Faki Mahama.2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key developments...
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2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project will explore possibilities to enhance Estonian-Norwegian bilateral cooperation in promoting multilateral cooperation and a rules-based global order in the framework of the United Nations Security...