Turkey’s Kurdish Problem and the Syrian Civil War: What Next?
Events What are Turkey’s long-term goals in the region? Will Turkey be able to continue its balancing act between the US and Russia? What lies ahead for the Kurds and other communities in northeastern Syria? How does the Turkish incursion affect the prospects for a peaceful solution to its own ‘Kurdish problem’?
Eastern Partnership Tenth Anniversary Lecture: A talk with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Ukraine
Events The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), in collaboration with Forum Syd and supported by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, had the pleasure of hosting a lecture with Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko.
Never Ending Humanitarian Crises – Solutions in Sight?
Events One year after the Global Compact on Refugees was affirmed by the UN General Assembly, the first Global Refugee Forum in December will be a critical opportunity to strengthen our collective response to refugee crises around the world. Welcome to an evening conversation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr Filippo Grandi and Swedish Secretary of State for International Development Cooperation, Mr Per Olsson Fridh.
Iran and Saudi Arabia in a Trumpian world - Crisis of governance and legitimacy?
Events As the events of the last couple of days have shown, the United States, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are on the brink of igniting a new devastating war in the region. Their actions in the last 18 months have led us to the present situation of high instability and the likelihood of military confrontation.
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?
Out of Touch? The Elite-Citizen Gap and the Future of Global Cooperation
Events How big is the elite-citizen divide around globalism and anti-globalism? How does this gap vary between countries, between social sectors, and between issue-areas? What generates this elite-citizen split? What can be the consequences for global cooperation around, say, climate change, migration, and the SDGs? What might be done to address the gap?
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New International Order?
Events The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a discussion on the Belt and Road Initiative – China’s global vision for trade, infrastructure and political cooperation – and its relation to international order.
Continental Vision: Russia's Interests
Events Since the 19th century, geographers and other specialists have discussed the idea that Europe and Asia are not separate continents but actually joined together geographically to form a single continent of Eurasia. What are Russia’s interests in Eurasia? What influence does Russia possess, how can this be balanced with the other Eurasian powers and what are the limits?
Research seminar: The Rise and Fall of Political Orders
Events Drawing on political theory, comparative politics, international relations, psychology and classics, Richard Ned Lebow offers insights into why social and political orders form, how they evolve, and why and how they decline.
Ukraine's Presidential Election
Events Orysia Lutsevych and Karina Shyrokykh held a roundtable discussion on Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election. Which candidate is most likely to win the election? What are the consequences? What changes are to be expected of Ukraine’s domestic and foreign policy?
Prospects for Peace in Yemen
Events The civil war in Yemen has been going on since 2014. This seminar takes an overall look at the situation in the country and provides an in-depth view of what is happening inside Yemen and the Yemeni society and to what extend when and how peace can be made possible.
Europe-China Relations – The Role of Political Values
Events China’s attempts to gain influence across Europe have sparked reactions on the continent. A new report from the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) analyses the role that political values play in Europe-China relations today.