The School for Policy Analysis NaUKMA was founded in 2001 as a project at the Center for National Security Studies. However, since the SPA activity was very successful, the entire Center for National Security Studies was then reformatted and got the name of the School for Policy Analysis NaUKMA.

During 2001-2014, the School actively went through a process of active development and joined the all-Ukrainian and then international analytical environment. For example, the SPA annually prepared analytical reviews of Ukraine for the publication of “Nations in Transit”, based on which the international organization “Freedom House” stated the position of Ukraine in the corresponding rating.

From 2014 on to the present day the School for Policy Analysis NaUKMA focuses its attention on the urgent problems that arose by the fact of the annexation of Crimea, Russian military aggression in the East of Ukraine, the information warfare, the spread of the phenomenon of populism and the intensification of its negative effects.