Ukraine’s 2019 Elections and the Rise of a New Political Guard
Research This UI Brief analyzes the implications of the dramatic alteration of Ukraine’s political landscape that followed the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, when power was concentrated in the hands of a single political group in an unprecedented way.
Development, digitalization and disinformation in Myanmar
Research The atrocities committed against the Rohingya population in Myanmar is the only example thus far of a social media company, Facebook, being accused of having played a part in genocide. The liberal reforms initiated by the military regime in 2011, sparked one of the world’s fastest digital transformations. Protracted conflicts offline have transitioned into the online space, exacerbated by algorithms and social media platforms.
China’s propaganda campaign in Sweden, 2018–2019
Research Since early 2018, China’s government and its embassy in Stockholm have been conducting an intense campaign of public criticism of Swedish media outlets, journalists, scholars, human rights activists, political parties and authorities.
China’s standard power and its geopolitical implications for Europe
Research Technical standardization is turning into a crucial area of geopolitical conflict between China and the West. This carries far-reaching implications, not least for the EU, in terms of security, economics and global technological norms.
A tenuous trilateral? Russia-India-China relations in a changing world order
Research Policymakers in Europe should pay close attention to developments among Russia, India and China, and especially regarding bilateral developments between them, as these will have consequences for Europe’s relations with all three states, separate but also collectively.