The Faroe Islands’ security policy in a process of devolution

B.í. Jákupsstovu, Regin Berg

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Since the late 1990s there has been a remarkable change in the institutional context of safety and security policies for the Faroes. The end of the Cold War led to a reduction in the strategic importance of, and military presence in, the islands. However, today Faroese sea and air space is increasingly exposed to heavy civilian traffic due to expected oil production as well as new sailing routes from the High North.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-430
Number of pages18
JournalStjórnmál og Stjórnsýsla
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Faroese autonomy
  • Micro-states
  • Security policy
  • SAR


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