• 2020-09-15
    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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  • 2020-07-06
    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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  • 2020-05-29
    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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  • 2020-05-14
    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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  • 2020-04-28
    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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  • 2020-04-23
    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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  • 2020-02-26
    Iraq moves closer to Iran
    In the ongoing duel between the USA and Iran, there is a risk that Iraq will once again become the battlefield between the two enemies. Moreover, Iran is tightening its grip on Iraq at the USA’s expense. These are among the conclusions of the FOI memo, Iraq moving closer into Iran’s orbit .
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  • 2020-01-20
    Geopolitics loosens the West’s ties
    International politics has become increasingly dramatic in recent years, affecting relations between Western countries. A fresh FOI report highlights the strained transatlantic ties between the USA and EU, with ingredients such as NATO, Brexit, and revanchist states.
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  • 2019-12-10
    Unpacking the buzzword of local ownership
    Local ownership has become a buzzword when discussing capacity-building missions in conflict areas. An FOI report reveals the dilemmas that arise when applying the concept in practice.
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  • 2019-12-03
    Expect Russia to continue throwing its military weight around, not least in Europe
    Compared to a decade ago, Russia has clearly made substantial progress in transforming its military into an efficient fighting force. A new report from FOI forecasts a consolidation of Russian military capability towards 2029, with several implications for international security.
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