- STRIVE will contribute to Nation Building and National Security by undertaking research and content generation.
- To promote national integration and harmony.
- Promotion and furtherance of intellectual thinking on international relations, defence strategies and national and regional security issues.
- To study, research, carry out panel discussions and discussions/ lectures on military strategy, operational art, military history, defence technology, insurgency and terrorism, conflict management, internal stability, security laws and allied subjects.
- Garner knowledge and experience of desirous eminent members of society and seek intellectual participation from specialists, technologists, academics, NGOs, socialites etc to gain contemporary insight.
- Maintain links with the armed forces, academia, organizations and establishments pursuing similar objectives in order to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere in the environment through publications, discussions, seminars, talks, education, workshops, fellowships, scholarships and conferences.