Report: new approaches and the way forward in strategic communications
News On 1 December 2017, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) hosted a closed workshop exploring and developing new local, national and international solutions for countering disinformation. The workshop was part of a larger project on Strategic Communications sponsored by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in partnership with the Atlantic Council.
New article: The economics of identity: is China the new ‘Japan problem’ for the United States?
Research Focusing on the role of identity this article, authored by Nicola Nymalm, contends that the similarities in articulating Japan and China as threats stem from them not adhering to the US model of liberal democratic capitalism, while being economically successful on their own terms.
Conference: The power of narratives in East Asian international relations
News On December 7-8, 2017 The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Defence University organised a two-day conference on the subject of the power of narratives in East Asian international relations.
ASEEES honorable mention to UI associate researcher Mark Bassin
News Professor Mark Bassin, UI associate researcher with the Russia and Eurasia programme, has received The Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History honorable mention by The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) on November 11, 2017.
Syrian refugees blamed for Lebanon’s problems
Utrikesmagasinet As political tension along the sectarian divides between Shia-,and Sunni-muslims is on the rise in Lebanon, Syrian refugees are increasingly blamed for the country’s economic and structural problems, writes Simon Fiedler, intern in the MENA programme at UI.
NATO's Afghanistan strategy – credibility at risk
Utrikesmagasinet Afghanistan is at a critical juncture. Therefore NATO leaders, at their summit this week, should shift their strategy for Afghanistan, writes Kai Eide, former UN Special Representative in Afghanistan as well as Norway's former ambassador to NATO.
Regarding the debate about the article ''Russia's strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case''
News Regarding the media debate about the research article "Russia's strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case" published in the Journal of Strategic Studies.
Clarification: The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society and NATO
News In January The Journal of Strategic Studies published the article "Russia's strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case", authored by myself and my colleague Sebastian Åsberg.