Development in Asia and the Middle East today affects Europe more than ever before. Since the late 1990s, Asia Security Studies at FOI have been analyzing Asian security issues, especially those affecting Sweden. This program gradually broadened to include studies on security developments in the Middle East.
The foundation of the research conducted within the program are the experts who work in and/or are linked to the program. Among the employees are subject and language specialists, who, if necessary, work together with staff with technical expertise from other parts of FOI. There is also cooperation and collaboration with international researchers and research institutions, allowing the program to approach issues from multiple perspectives, both in Sweden and abroad.
Asia and the Middle East program organizes major international conferences on current topics, as well as smaller seminars and presentations.