Conversations surrounding ‘security’ in Ireland often focus upon conventional conflict, peacekeeping, Ireland’s status as a neutral or non-aligned nation and NATO. Perceptions of ‘security’ and ‘defence’ can often hold negative connotations among the public…
…But we provide a platform for constructive communication on the meaning of new risks for our society and whole-of-nation solutions that will certainly be needed for our future resilience. The responsibility of society for resilience is already becoming increasingly important in the face of several modern risks.
We inform security conversations with independent thought to help society understand policy choices and enable more widespread and informed engagement by society in security discussions and debates.
It is important to us that our work raises awareness and fosters discussion. Lessons from the success or failure of past policies indicate that without awareness raising, education and debate there is a risk that policy solutions will not embed themselves.
We increase awareness to foster more effective and sustainable solutions and we stimulate debate among the academic, public policy, non-governmental communities and the public.