Presidential elections in Iran in the shadow of sanctions and political legitimacy deficit
Evenemang 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.
The Eastern Partnership: Progress and Prospects
Evenemang The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Embassies of Georgia and Lithuania in Sweden invited to a discussion on the Eastern Partnership's progress and prospects.
Prospects for US-Russia Strategic Stability
Evenemang The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Pugwash in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) invited to a discussion on US-Russia strategic stability issues, including future risk reduction measures, nuclear and conventional arms control, and military confidence building.
Where domestic and foreign policy meet: transnational political Islam in conflict with France and UAE
Evenemang 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.
Afghanistan: perpetual tragedy, perpetual crisis?
Evenemang Afghanistan has suffered for over 40 years from violence and war with severe violation of human rights and humanitarian law with little accountability. When US troops soon withdraw, many fear that the violence will escalate as the Taliban and the government in Kabul fight over control of the country.
Climate Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific
Evenemang The European interest in the Indo-Pacific region is growing. The region is vulnerable to the impact of climate change, but geopolitics complicates international cooperation. How can the Indo-Pacific become more resilient to the consequences of climate change and what role can the EU play?
Does Geography Matter? The European Council torn (or divided) by North and South, East and West
Europe is often claimed to be a divided continent. Is geography the main factor behind these divisions and in which sense? How is geography related to other issues? And how does this connect to the work of the European Council?
European Strategic Autonomy from a Swedish Perspective
Should Europe be more independent from other actors in world politics? Or is such independence an illusion threatening free trade and cooperation with key partners like the US? The concept of European strategic autonomy has been debated for decades but has lately expanded from the area of security policy to trade policy, industrial strategies, digital reforms, access to critical technologies and – following Covid 19 – the ability to provide for public health.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – domestic forces in international politics
Evenemang This event is the second in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. In this webinar, our speakers discuss how religion in domestic policy can manifest itself in international relations, illustrated by examples from India, Russia and the discourse on human rights and religion.
American Politics: the State of American Democracy
American democracy has long been considered a role model, and its constitution served as inspiration and example for other state-builders. In recent years, however, there has been a decline in international democracy ratings, and democracy in the US is now deemed “flawed” and “substantially declining on the Liberal Democracy index” by the Economic Intelligence Unit and the V-Dem Institute.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – secular orders and religious states
Evenemang This is the first webinar in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. This webinar explores how to make sense of religion and the international order by looking at the United States, Iran and the European Union.
American Politics: The Republican Party’s Way Forward
Evenemang The Republican Party has a complicated relationship with former President Donald Trump, who has been instrumental in securing voter support in recent years, but who has also split the party internally. During the 2000s, the party has been torn between different factions, among them the Tea Party movement and the Lincoln Project, and possibly internal division following the second impeachment of President Trump.
American Politics: The Future of the Democratic Party and Politics of the Biden-Harris Administration
Evenemang The Democratic Party won the presidential election and gained majorities in both chambers of Congress. The Democrats appear increasingly divided, however. Politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, who have managed to rally young voters, represent a more left-leaning position than, for example, President Joe Biden.