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. Gorchinskaya, K. (2019) Ukraine’s 2019 Elections and the Rise of a New Political Guard. UI Brief no. 6, October 2019.
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. Schulman, S. (2019) Development, digitalization and disinformation in Myanmar. UI Brief no. 5, September 2019.
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. Jerdén, B. & Bohman, V. (2019) China’s propaganda campaign in Sweden, 2018–2019. UI Brief no. 4, June 2019.
Russia’s defense sector: An economic perspective
Research The highly emotional, and therefore alarmist, perception of today’s Russia, makes it difficult to assess the real technological and productive potential of the Russian defense-industrial complex.Inozemtsev, V. (2019) Russia’s defense sector: An economic perspective. UI Brief no. 3, May 2019.
China’s standard power and its geopolitical implications for Europe
Research Technical standardization is turning into an 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. Fägersten, B. & Rühlig, T. (2019) China’s standard power and its geopolitical implications for Europe. UI Brief no. 2, March 2019.
A tenuous trilateral? Russia-India-China relations in a changing world order
Research Russia, India and China constitute the three most important “non-Western” powers and their impact on regional and global affairs is significant. Policymakers in Europe should therefore 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. Weidacher Hsiung, C. (2019) A tenuous trilateral? Russia-India-China relations in a changing world order. UI Brief no. 1, March 2019.