• Searching for synergies in conflict-torn Mali
    Several international military missions are currently in Mali, seeking to improve the country’s severely deteriorating security situation. These multinational missions have different mandates, resources, and cultures. FOI has studied the prospects for creating synergies between the various engagements.
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  • Research breakthrough solves 50-year-old nervous system mystery – novel medical countermeasures on the horizon
    Researchers from the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and Umeå University wanted to advance medical countermeasures for nerve agent poisoning. In the process they ended up solving a 50-year-old mystery that also has potential implications for the treatment of neurological conditions and blood pressure disorders.
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  • FOI surveys toxic gases
    Inhalation of irritant gases such as ammonia or chlorine is acutely toxic. FOI is conducting a risk survey on behalf of a number of Swedish authorities and ministries. This also includes looking at innovative ways of caring for persons who have been afflicted.
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  • Explaining artificial intelligence with XAI
    Artificial intelligence should lead to computers and systems that can work autonomously. But how do AI systems “think”? How can humans interact with them? And what can we learn from them? The research field that seeks to clarify these questions is called XAI, explainable artificial intelligence.
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  • FOI confirms German results on Novichok
    Swedish expertise in analysing nerve agents and other chemical weapons is concentrated in FOI’s CBRN Division.
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  • International in-depth analysis of Russian A2/AD capabilities
    If Russia attacks the Baltic region, can it keep NATO reinforcements out by creating a “bubble,” or ex­clusion zone, in the area? FOI invited ten leading military thinkers to contribute chapters to a new report on Russia’s capabilities (technically known as A2/AD) to implement and maintain such a zone. Ten distinct perspectives emerged.
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  • Algeria plays a key role in the security of the region
    Algeria, by surface area the largest country in Africa, shares borders with two conflict hotspots – Libya and the Sahel. A FOI report provides a comprehensive analysis of how the country is dealing with the security challenges emanating from its neighbouring countries.
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  • How disinformation flourishes during health crises
    How do disinformation and misinformation spread during health-related crises? A study conducted by FOI identifies numerous examples, ranging from social media posts undermining official information, to fraud and political influence campaigns.
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  • Arms race in cyberspace
    By using AI, machines can learn to do things that far surpass human capabilities. The technology can be used for both good and bad intentions and an arms race is currently underway between those who want to defend and those who want to attack systems with the help of AI. These are some of the conclusions of a report from FOI.
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  • The Chinese diaspora under surveillance
    The Chinese Communist Party seeks a greater role for China in global politics. This has led to increased pressure on the Chinese diaspora worldwide, both among ethnic Chinese who are loyal to the Communist Party and those in opposition, according to the FOI report, The Chinese Communist Party and the Diaspora.
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