Global Security Initiative

The Global Security Initiative (GSI) produces mission-relevant approaches and decision support tools to address some of the world’s most complicated and vexing security challenges. These ‘wicked problems’ are characterized by complex interdependencies and conflicting objectives where solutions may not be obvious. Creating positive outcomes to these challenges requires a new mindset built around interdisciplinary research that spans the public, private, and academic sectors.

GSI’s innovative approach to tackling wicked problems leverages the world-class expertise of Arizona State University faculty and GSI’s connections with the global defense, development and diplomacy communities, producing results that are impactful, timely and useful to policymakers and implementers. GSI serves as ASU’s primary interface with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Intelligence Community.