A partnership for a changing world: reflections on the future of Sweden-India relations
Research Sweden and India recently celebrated 75 years of diplomatic relations. Much has changed in the two countries, and the world, since 1948. In this report, five experts and practitioners share their views on how relations between the two countries could evolve. The contributions range from reflections on whether Sweden’s outreach to India is attuned to New Delhi’s foreign policy outlook, what Sweden could learn from the remarkable transformation in US-India relations, or how actors like Russia and China may complicate the Sweden-India partnership, to suggest new ways in which Sweden and India could combine forces elsewhere in the world, or in new economic or technological domains.
Controlling critical technology in an age of geoeconomics: actors, tools, and scenarios
Research The world is witnessing an escalating great power rivalry surrounding critical technologies – such as quantum computing, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence. This report analyses how critical technology is protected in the Transatlantic region and assesses the resulting effects. The focus is placed on the US and the EU, examining three key geoeconomic instruments: export controls, investment screening, and domestic subsidies, all aimed at securing their critical technological base.
Taiwan, Sverige och synen på 'ett-Kina-politiken'
Forskning Denna studie beskriver hur Taiwans internationella status blev en världspolitisk fråga. Den redogör för Taiwans historia, förklarar centrala begrepp som ”ett-Kina-politiken”, och beskriver hur omvärldens tolkningar och förhållningssätt i frågor kopplade till Taiwan ser ut idag. Utöver detta redogörs för hur relationen mellan Sverige och Taiwan har utvecklats under de senaste årtiondena, vilket hittills inte tycks ha gjorts i någon allmänt tillgänglig text. Slutligen diskuteras vad den svenska regeringens position innebär för universitet, företag och andra som hanterar frågor kopplade till Taiwan och Kina.
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.
Prisoners as Political Commodities in the Occupied Areas of the Donbas
Forskning This is the second publication in a series of UI Reports focusing on human rights and security in Eastern Europe. This report highlights the illegal detention of persons and the use and abuse of detainees by the Russia-supported pseudo-states in eastern Ukraine.
Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Parts of Ukraine’s Donbas since 2014
Research This is the first publication in a series of UI Reports focusing on human rights and security in Eastern Europe. This report highlights human rights violations in the two self-proclaimed ‘republics’ in the Donbas (Donets Basin) region of Ukraine since April 2014.
Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic World
Research The Covid-19 crisis is affecting all sectors and all levels - from the individual citizen to our global and international institutions. The long-term impacts and consequences are also transboundary. This report captures some of the main trends, shaping the future needs of cooperation.
The EU and Global Development Policy in Challenging Times
Research This report traces the evolution of the EU to become one of the world’s most prominent global development actors. Today, however, the European development policy is facing a number of challenges: an increased need for policy coherence, efficiency and legitimacy in its approach to development; the growing pressure of international migration; and lately the Covid-19 pandemic. The future EU development policy will have to address these issues head on, alongside the ever-present threat of climate change with its complex impact on global sustainable development.
The Nordics and the New European Security Architecture
Research This report investigates the increasingly dense European security architecture. It offers an overview of formats for cooperation and analyses what role they play for the Nordic countries. The report includes country-specific contributions from national experts on how Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are navigating and positioning themselves within the new architecture.
The Long War in Donbas: Causes and Consequences
Research The war in Donbas between the Ukrainian state and Russia controlled separatists has been a continuing conflict since March 2014, making it the longest armed conflict in Europe after the Second World War. This paper describes Donbas, its people and the events that led to war. The paper also analyses the course of the war, peacemaking efforts and the resulting situation in the separatist areas.