Explaining EU internal security cooperation

    A number of recent tragic events cast a sharp light on European Union (EU) cooperation in the area of internal security. This newly published book explores how well internal security cooperation takes place in practice.

    Mats Karlsson new Director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

    Mats Karlsson previously served as World Bank Vice President of External Affairs and United Nations Affairs, and as World Bank Country Director for North Africa.

    Research project receives 6.6 million SEK

    In June 2014, the research project "Power Shift in East Asia: 'Soft Power' Analyses" has been granted 6.6 million SEK in funding from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

    Geopolitics and expertise in European diplomacy

    The question is not who is an expert - many people are - but how particular claims gradually come to be considered an expertise.

    Secularism divides Turkey

    The deep divide between secular and religiously motivated forces continue to shape Turkish politics.

    Sweden and Finland - ever closer to each other, ever closer to NATO?

    While Russia is no doubt the single most important country for Finnish defence policy, Sweden is now increasingly growing in importance.

    Europe's experiment in democracy

    A bold experiment in democracy is currently taking place in Europe.


    European Global Strategy

    European Global Strategy is a think tank-driven process designed to stimulate debate on the future direction of the European Union's external relations.


    Global Affairs

    Bridging the gap between academia, journalism and policy, the ambition of this new EISA publication is to provide European perspectives on global affairs. Launch is planned for 2014.

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    UI 75th Anniversary 2013

    Joint IR Seminar Series

    Organised by UI together with Stockholm University and the National Defence College, the joint IR seminar series constitute a forum for constructive feedback during an ongoing research project.