What Do Swedes Think about China? Insights from an Extensive Survey of Swedish Public Opinion of China
Research Two-thirds of Swedes hold negative views of China while close to 80 percent distrust the country. These are the results of the comprehensive European public opinion survey that is presented in this report. Of the 13 European countries included in the survey, China’s public image is the most negative in Sweden.
Tracing Intersections of COVID-19: Gender, Water and Armed Conflicts
Research In disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, the situation is alarming for women and girls in fragile and conflict-affected states experiencing water scarcity. This paper highlights the gendered consequences of disease outbreaks in such states globally and explores how armed non-state actors are responding to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
Anatomy of the Iranian Economy
Research This paper examines the current economic picture to provide insights on the basic foundations of Iran’s economy. It sheds light on the key developments of recent decades in order to identify the main pillars on which economic performance relies, and assesses possible future trends.
How to Progress Ukraine’s Western Integration as a Prelude to Accession to the EU and NATO
Research As the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and their member states become increasingly absorbed by internal challenges, Ukraine needs to seek new paths to increase security, resilience and growth before its accession to the West’s two major multilateral organizations. An alternative way to reduce Ukraine’s current institutional isolation would be to develop more intense bilateral relations with its friendly states across the globe, notably the United States, argues Klimkin and Umland.
Reaching Climate Security - How Climate Change Moved up the Security Council Agenda
Research Failure to combat climate change tops current rankings of global security risks, both in terms of likelihood and impact. How is the most powerful UN body, the Security Council, handling climate related security risks? This paper presents an overview of the history, current status and future outlooks of climate change as an issue for the Security Council.
What to Make of the Huawei Debate? 5G Network Security and Technology Dependency in Europe
Research Should Chinese tech giant Huawei be allowed to participate in the build-out of Europe’s mobile critical infrastructure, better known as 5G? This paper engages with this controversial question asking whether excluding Huawei is effective and what alternatives are available.