After the Brussels Attack: Time to Build Transboundary Crisis Management Capacity

By: Arjen Boin, Magnus Ekengren, Mark Rhinard

2016-03-29 | The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, in combination with the ongoing refugee crisis, demonstrate to many the risks of increased integration and open borders. In response, the borders are closing and the walls are coming up. The European road towards integration is running into roadblocks.

The State of Defense Cooperation in the Nordic Region

By: Niklas Ylander

2016-03-01 | The Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the war in Eastern Ukraine has made it clear that Russia is willing to use military means in order to gain political ends in Europe's backyard. As neighbors to Russia, Nordic countries have been put on alert and the question of Nordic security has shot to the top of the political agenda.

What Collective Security Agreements Does the EU Have?

By: Mark Rhinard & Sara Myrdal

2015-11-17 | In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, the French government has called on the EU's "Mutual Defence Clause" (Article 42.7) to reassure its citizens and to rally European partners to its cause.

When small arms proliferation became Europe's problem

By: Aaron Karp

2015-11-17 | The Paris massacres of 13 November 2015 were not just the act of Islamist terrorists. They also were the result of access to specific weapons. While grenades and suicide bombs also were used, it was Kalashnikovs that appeared to have caused most of the killing, most hideously at The Bataclan theatre, where 87 died.

Ukraine after Maidan: Reform during Conflict

By: Sebastian Åsberg

2015-11-17 | The Ukrainian government has been dealing with implementing political reform all while fighting a bloody war in eastern Ukraine against Russia and its proxies. While the Minsk II agreement (11 February, 2015) ended the heavy fighting, the ceasefire is fragile and the threat of renewed fighting is ever present.

How Will the Paris Attacks Affect the Migration Debate?

By: Mark Rhinard

2015-11-14 | The Paris attacks offer an opportunity to change the tone of the current migration debate. But it will take an unlikely amount of political courage. France is currently sifting through the rubble of one of the worse terror attacks since September 11, 2001.

Aiming at Paris: Reviewing the State-of-the-Art of Climate Change Governance

By: Christian Føhrby

2015-11-11 | With the COP-21 climate change summit in Paris only three weeks away, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) convened a timely high-profile seminar to spread the latest insights on how the world can meet the challenges of global warming.

Global study shows the uneven struggle for gender equality

By: Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

2015-10-26 | October 2015 marked the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) on women, peace and security. The resolution, unanimously adopted by member states in 2000, called for the protection of women and girls in conflicts.


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