Strategic Outlook 2010


  • Madelene Lindström
  • Niklas Granholm
  • Johannes Malminen

Publish date: 2010-12-29

Report number: FOI-R--3095--SE

Pages: 110

Written in: English


The purpose of the security policy research at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is to analyse the outside world and draw conclusions on the implications for Sweden. Strategic Outlook was launched in 2009. The primary aim was to provide an overview of the security policy research conducted at FOI and present some of the challenges facing officials and decision makers. A secondary aim was to provide a contribution to the rather limited Swedish security policy debate. FOI is a government agency reporting to the Swedish Ministry of Defence. However, Strategic Outlook has been independently initiated by FOI. In Strategic Outlook 2010, FOI´s security policy analysts examine key challenges within their respective specialist areas. The authors were commissioned to write forward-looking analyses based on existing knowledge and understanding of their fields. The selection of chapters covers developments up until the end of May 2010. This report is a slightly edited translation of the Swedish edition published in June 2010. Strategic Outlook 2010 makes no claim to provide a comprehensive picture. Collectively, however, the fourteen different chapters provide a broad perspective on a number of key global challenges. The editors would like to thank Johan Tunberger, a former engineering director and colleague at FOI, who has commented on all the chapters and helped us improve the study further. Dr Simon Moores deserves credit for having performed the difficult task of translating the Swedish edition into English. Any errors and weaknesses that remain are, however, entirely the responsibility of the authors and editors.