Putin and Europe – À la recherche du temps perdu
It is highly unlikely that Vladimir Putin is a connoisseur of Marcel Proust’s literary imagination. And yet in a way the Kremlin leader’s warped sense of history is "Proustian" in that he appears to be desperately "searching for lost time". Much as he is concerned with the past, though, Putin is above all a consummate manipulator who instrumentalizes history in pursuit of political ends, writes historian Igor Torbakov.
Presidential elections in Iran in the shadow of sanctions and political legitimacy deficit
Events On June 18, the Islamic Republic of Iran had its 13th presidential elections. Yet again, the Guardian Council did through its vetting of prospective candidates, game the system to the advantage of the conservative factions of the political elite.
Where domestic and foreign policy meet: transnational political Islam in conflict with France and UAE
Events By looking at transnational islamism and the foreign and domestic policies of two concerned states, this webinar shed light on crucial aspects of the dynamics involved in the interplay between and within states and the use of religion.
UI condemns Chinese sanctions on Björn Jerdén
It is with great concern that the board of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) has received information that Chinese authorities have imposed national sanctions on a researcher at the institute. The sanctions were announced as a response to the EU decision on sanctions for human rights violations in China.
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