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UI Briefs are short commentaries on international issues, events or trends related to UI's focus areas. They are written by UI staff, UI visiting researchers or other experts associated with UI. Each type of publication is subject to an in-house planning and approval process including quality control. They solely reflect the view of the author(s).
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UI Reports are typically papers of a non-academic kind. They are written without the requirements typically placed on academic papers. The authors of UI Reports are experts in fields that are of interest to UI. The analysis presented in an UI Report covers aspects typically not covered by other UI publications. High-quality conference reports may also be published within the series UI Reports.
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Environmental colonialism in the Maghreb? Harnessing green energy on indigenous peoples’ land
Research The EU has been investing increasing amounts in North Africa’s renewable energy sector over the past decade in order to strengthen the union’s energy security and comply with climate agreement targets. To a large extent, this energy infrastructure has been developed in peripheral regions primarily inhabited by indigenous people. This policy brief looks at if, and how, the local population was consulted, compensated, and allowed to participate in the decision-making process surrounding the development of the solar energy complex Noor Ouarzazate.
Screening Foreign Direct Investment: As important as it is challenging
Research Globalization has long been deemed a panacea for ensuring peace and prosperity for all. Increased weaponization of economic relations in recent years has however incentivized states to gain control over inward investment. As a result, actors have expanded or established investment screening procedures in a constant balancing act between ensuring national security and safeguarding open investment. The United States and the European Union are leading in this regard, while Sweden is yet to establish such a mechanism.
Norway’s Foreign and Security Policy: A Challenging Mix of Realism and Idealism
Forskning This policy brief reviews what conflicts in its foreign policy roles Norway may face in a time of increasing security instability. The potential conflicts are discussed in relation to Norway’s NATO membership, integration in EU defence and security policies, Nordic cooperation, and security policy towards the High North.
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Could the G7 climate club work? Lessons learned from climate coalitions
Research The international climate negotiations are increasingly focusing on implementing the Paris Agreement and driving up ambition. At COP27 in Egypt a Mitigation Work Programme will be negotiated with the aim to close the emissions gap. At the same time, climate initiatives and coalitions have proliferated outside the UNFCCC in recent years. This year the G7 also decided to establish a climate club to accelerate climate action. This UI paper examines some lessons learned from climate coalitions and the implications of these for international climate cooperation in general, and the establishment of a climate club in particular.
Local Initiatives: Factors in and Lessons for Sustainable Development
Research This paper reviews scholarly literature on local initiatives for sustainable development, exploring how such initiatives succeed and become part of a wider societal transformation towards sustainability. Five factors are highlighted: capacity and learning; flexibility and profitability; solidarity and autonomy, support and access, and networks. Drawing on these factors the paper emphasizes the importance of understanding the linkages between local initiatives and the outside world; that knowledge and different types of knowledge matter; and, that a holistic approach to sustainable development is of importance.
A Fatigued State: Exploring the Fragilities of the Afghan State
Research This paper aims to study in what sense, and to what extent, Afghanistan is a fragile state. It sheds light on different areas of the Afghan state and broadens the concept of state fragility, highlighting that there are endless differences both between and within fragile states.
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The Asian Barometer 2022: Measuring the Swedish public’s views of China, India and Japan
Research The Asian Barometer 2022 reports on a first-of-its-kind survey of Swedish public opinion about major Asian countries. We collaborated with the National SOM survey to ask members of the Swedish public a range of questions about their views of China, India, and Japan. This found a mix of views regarding these major Asian nations, with generally positive views about Japan, both negative and more positive views about India and overwhelmingly negative views of China.
Leveraging Science Diplomacy in an Era of Geo-Economic Rivalry: Towards a European strategy
Research Science diplomacy – activities at the intersection of science and foreign policy – is receiving increased attention, not least within the European Union. Research and innovation are at the pinnacle of great power rivalry and fuel states’ competition over markets, innovation, and influence. This strategy report sketches out what science diplomacy can do for European foreign policy and how the European Union can strengthen its role as a science diplomacy actor.
Achievements and Limitations of the OSCE ’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Research This is the third publication in a series of UI Reports focusing on human rights and security in Eastern Europe. This report aims to illustrate how Russian-Ukrainian conflict in the eastern Donbas has posed an especially complicated challenge to consensus-based intergovernmental institutions such as the OSCE.