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
10 Aug 2018
Fighting terrorism requires wide-ranging cooperation between states. What does such cooperation look like in practice, and does it work?
8 Jun 2018
Hybrid threats calls for innovative and creative thinking by intelligence organizations.
23 May 2018
In this NUPI podcast, cyber-expert Karsten Geier proposes a new way forward.
Publications about security policy
2018How 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...
2018This 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...
Research projects about security policy
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WHAT DETERMINES HOW STATES ACT? Conflict is one of the many types of risks states are faced with. In the field of security, states increasingly rely on private enterprises to assess and manage the threats and risks. How may this influence the result? A new NUPI project will examine this.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?
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2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Europe, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...