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.
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.
The Partnership Shift: Analysing the European Union’s Strategic Engagement with India
Research The European Union’s new strategy on India – and India’s positive response to it –provide strong impetus for greater bilateral engagement. This paper analyses opportunities and challenges for the EU-India relationship, as it enters a new more strategic phase.
Challenges to the Post-2003 Political Order in Iraq
Research This paper argues that Iraq’s post-2003 identity-based political structure is not the only useful tool for understanding domestic political trends and the nature of the conflict in that country. Iraqis have lived for over 16 years with the same political parties, political elite and political system, marred by corruption, and many are beginning to demand change.
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The International Nuclear Arms Control Regime Revisited
Events The current nuclear arms control architecture, an essential pillar of the international security order has come under increasing pressure. Could we be headed towards a return to the unrestrained nuclear competition of the Cold War?