The UI Podcast: Hong Kong protests five years after the Umbrella Movement
News Millions of mostly young people protest in the streets of Hong Kong and ask for civil liberty rights and democracy. This sounds only all too familiar because the very same happened in 2014. At the fifth anniversary of what has become famous as the 'Umbrella Movement', Tim Rühlig and Ylva Pettersson discuss the similarities and differences of the two movements.
Highlights from 'Climate change as identity politics'
News On 5 September, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs held a roundtable discussion, bringing together academics who explore the increased political polarization of climate change from a variety of perspectives. Listen to speakers Annica Kronsell, Martin Hultman and Daniel Poohl in The UI Podcast.
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.
New UI Paper: Peace in Yemen
This paper examines the prospects for peace in Yemen. It identifies the main challenges and opportunities, and evaluates their potential impact and likelihood of realisation. It gives an overview of the agendas of the warring sides and the history of past negotiations. It also covers other important issues, such as the war economy, federalism and the role of the international community.
New report: 'Ten Years On: Reassessing the Stoltenberg Report on Nordic Cooperation'
News To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Stoltenberg report, the five Nordic institutes of international affairs have put together a report assessing the status of the Stoltenberg reports' 13 proposals, with contribution from UI analyst Calle Håkansson.
New publication: Perspectives on the future of the EU
Aktuellt The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) have published an anthology, aiming to contribute to the discussions ahead of the elections to the European Parliament on 26 May and of the future of the Union.
New article: Russia’s spectacle of ‘traditional values’: rethinking the politics of visibility
News In this article Emil Edenborg, Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), discusses the role of visibility (and invisibility) in relation to current constructions of gender, sexuality and nationalism.
Latest in the UI Podcast!
News Listen to Tim Rühlig, Analyst at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), explaining the main findings and the work behind the report 'Political values in Europe-China relations', by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), in connection to the Swedish launch on February 5th at UI.