The UI Podcast: Hong Kong protests five years after the Umbrella Movement
News Millions of mostly young people protest in the streets of Hong Kong and ask for civil liberty rights and democracy. This sounds only all too familiar because the very same happened in 2014. At the fifth anniversary of what has become famous as the 'Umbrella Movement', Tim Rühlig and Ylva Pettersson discuss the similarities and differences of the two movements.
Diplomacy in a Changing World Order: The Role of Strategic Partnerships
Research What does the emergence of an increasing number of so-called “strategic partnerships” mean for the future world order? This paper explores this question through a study of three global actors: China, the USA and the EU.
Making Sense of Ukraine’s Post-Election Landscape
Utrikesmagasinet The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine have fundamentally transformed the country’s political landscape. For the first time in its contemporary history Ukraine’s executive and legislative branches of power are firmly controlled by a single political force that had not existed in any shape or form at the start of the year. This highly unusual situation is fraught with potential instability as the current sky-high popularity of the newly elected president and his party may well prove to be short-lived, writes UI Fellow Igor Torbakov.