In the area of security policy studies our research and studies concern countries, regions and multilateral organizations. Our research focuses on Russia, the Nordic countries, Euro-Atlantic security, Africa and Asia. In addition to security analysis we also conduct strategic studies of political, economic and military developments as well as policy-relevant themes. FOI has unique knowledge in the field of peace support operations, which is part of Sweden's foreign and security policy. We conduct studies on international and multifunctional operations, civil-military cooperation, international and regional actors' roles, as well as emerging concepts for peace support operations. FOI continuously monitor and evaluate international peace support operations that Sweden participate in, such as in Afghanistan, Somalia and the Balkans.