Sweden and European defence cooperation: interests in search of a strategy
Research Sweden’s relationship with European defence cooperation has long been defined by ambiguity and complexity, but there is reason to believe that Sweden’s position may change in the near future.This policy brief outlines Sweden’s cautious rapprochement with the policy area and explains why its position may change. Fägersten, B., Danielson, A. & Håkansson, C. (2018) Sweden and European defence cooperation: interests in search of a strategy. UI Brief no. 10, December 2018.
Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union: Between Bilateral and Multilateral Relations
Research This UI Brief is about the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the first relatively successful attempt to establish strong multilateral institutions for post-Soviet regional integration. Busygina, I. and Filippov, M. (2018) Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union: Between Bilateral and Multilateral Relations. UI Brief no. 9, November 2018.
Сhina's impact on Russia’s economy
Research The author states that China’s influence on the Russian economy is humongous and reaches far beyond the traditional issues of trade and investment.Inozemtsev elaborates a systemic look at the issue, focusing on several dimensions of China’s role. Inozemtsev, V. (2018) Сhina's impact on Russia’s economy. UI Brief no. 8, August 2018.
Authoritarian at home and impulsive abroad - Erdoğan’s foreign policy in the Middle East
Research This UI Brief examines Turkey's role as a player in the Middle East, which has changed dramatically during the last years, as it has gone from being viewed as a role model to a problem maker in the region. Hammargren, B. (2018) Authoritarian at home and impulsive abroad - Erdoğan’s foreign policy in the Middle East. UI Brief no. 7, June 2018.
The future of the French-German axis and its implications for European security and defence
Research This brief identifies four potential future scenarios for the Franco-German axis and their implications for European security and defence. Based on these scenarios and their drivers, it develops elements of a strategy toolbox to influence developments in a desirable direction. Major, C., Mölling, C. & Höltmann, G. (2018) The future of the French-German axis and its implications for European security and defence. UI Brief no. 2, February 2018.
UK foreign and security policy post-Brexit: The search for a European Strategy
Research How will Brexit impact on European security and what will the UKs European strategy look like post-Brexit? The scope of the impact of Brexit on European foreign and security policy relationships will be determined by a number of factors and gives rise to prospective scenarios explored in this paper. Whitman, Richard G. (2018) UK foreign and security policy post-Brexit: The search for a European Strategy. UI Brief no. 1, February 2018. Listen to Richard Whitman present at the seminar 'The future of European security and defense — challenges and pathways' on our UI Podcast.