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?