The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is an independent institute and a platform for research and information on international relations and foreign policy.
The institute has extensive experience in monitoring and analyzing the world, and is a trusted source of analysis of international relations, foreign affairs and current events. UI strives to create an open conversation about a complex world – a conversation founded in quality research and accessible analysis.
Research, analysis and information
The institute’s research and analysis is published via UI Papers and UI Briefs, as well as in academic journals and books. In addition to research, our research mission also includes policy-oriented analysis, as well as participation in international networks. Our information activities include seminars, publishing of printed and digital publications as well as expert participation in the media, both in traditional channels and in social media.
An independent institute and a non-profit organization
UI’s research is based on unbiased scientific analysis. As an organization UI does not take a stand on policy issues.
UI is a non-profit organization founded in 1938. The parent body of the institute is Utrikespolitiska samfundet (The Swedish Society for International Affairs).
UI’s areas of expertise include:
- The Europe Programme - European integration and security as well as Europe’s international and transatlantic relations.
- The Russia and Eurasia Programme - political, economic and societal development in Russia and its neighbouring countries, as well as relations between Russia and its neighbours.
- The Middle East and North Africa Programme - geopolitical competition and social transformation in the region.
- The Asia Programme - power relations in Asia, Asia’s global influence, as well as norms and democracy in Asia.
- The Programme for global politics and security - peace and security, gender and rights, as well as global governance with a focus on climate and energy.