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
13 Nov 2018
What should the European Union do in order to secure state-building in the Middle East? That was the topic for the NUPI coordinated project EUNPACK's contribution to the MERI Forum 2018.
26 Oct 2018
New project to investigate vulnerabilities on the Internet and political consequences.
Publications about security policy
- Publication : KRONIKK
2018The Joint Force of the Group of Five of the Sahel reflects the commitment of African states to cooperate to address common security challenges. Yet, little is known about its counter-terrorism strategy for the region. This article focuses on the security pillar of the G5 Sahel, the Joint Force (FC-G5S),...
Research projects about security policy
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 18 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
In this project, NUPI, together with leading European experts, will map and analyze current developments in the EU in the field of foreign, security and defense policy.
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Balancing between integration and autonomy. Understanding the drivers and mechanisms of EU's foreign, security and defense policy (EUFLEX)2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will investigate the ongoing process towards differentiated integration in European foreign, security and defence policy.