Nordic and Transatlantic Security – NOTS
The need for enhanced analysis and insight in developments in security- and defence policies in our Nordic, European and transatlantic neighbours is the main focus for the NOTS project. Sweden's Nordic neighbourhood and the wider world is undergoing rapid change, not least in the field of defence and security. Changes to the military dimension affect the security environment. To detect and analyse changes to defence-and security priorities by Nordic nations, European great powers and in the United States is central to the NOTS project.
The main clients are Swedish ministries and the Armed forces, as well as the wider society. The work also mean extensive international contacts and cooperation.
The NOTS project was set up in 2015, based on expertise built up in earlier FOI-projects. It focuses on five main areas, regionally and thematically identified:
Within this framework, different thematic studies can be undertaken, such the role of nuclear weapons in strategic thinking of western nations. Different bi-, tri-, and multilateral conditions and relations can also be analysed, for example U.S. role and interests in the Nordic region.