New Report: Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic World
The Covid-19 crisis is affecting all sectors and all levels - from the individual citizen to our global and international institutions. The long-term impacts and consequences are also transboundary. This report captures some of the main trends shaping future cooperation. The report, and the high-level roundtable discussion it elaborates on, is the result of a joint project that UI has conducted with MSB – the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
New Report: Global Trade: Problems and Prospects
Trade policy may never have been as hot as this in the news flow over recent years. Every day – at least until the covid-19 outbreak early this year – we have seen reports on trade wars, tariff threats, the crisis of the multilateral system, Brexit and increased protectionism.
New Report: Climate Change and Populism: Comparing the populist parties’ climate policies in Denmark, Finland and Sweden
In a new report from The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), researchers from Finland, Sweden and Denmark investigate populist resistance to ambitious climate change policy in the Nordic context. The report finds that the three leading Nordic populist parties studied, the Sweden Democrats, the Finns Party and the Danish People’s party, are officially distancing themselves from a strict climate denialist position, albeit to varying degrees.
Ukraine’s prospects for integration with the EU and NATO
Read the new UI Paper on Ukraine's western integration which explores new paths to cross-border cooperation as well as geopolitical implications of the Corona crisis. A UI Podcast is also available in which the authors discuss the paper and the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for Ukraine, in both short- and long-term perspectives.
New Report: Covid-19 and Europe-China Relations
News The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) has launched a special report on Covid-19 and Europe-China Relations. The report identifies key developments in bilateral relations between China and a wide range of European countries, and highlights debates that these relations inspire across Europe within the context of the evolving health crisis.
New report: Mapping out EU and South Korea relations
What is the perspective of key EU member states towards South Korea? This new report shows that there is a clear trend towards greater cooperation between key EU member states and South Korea, regardless of who is in power in South Korea. Björn Jerdén, head of the UI Asia programme, contributes to the report from The Institute for European Studies (IES).
New Report: The Nordics and the New European Security Architecture
UI Report This report investigates the increasingly dense European security architecture. It offers an overview of formats for cooperation and analyses what role they play for the Nordic countries. The report includes country-specific contributions from national experts on how Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are navigating and positioning themselves within the new architecture.
UI Brief: EU and India as Partners for Security in Africa
UI Brief The EU and India could look at a shared neighbourhood – Africa – where they would make an important contribution by supporting African capacity together, the new UI Brief suggests. In the areas of peace support operations, security on and off the coasts, and cyber security, both the EU and India have capabilities that if combined could make a difference.
New report: Europe in the face of US-China rivalry
News The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) has launched a report on the role of Europe in relation to the US and China, where analyses demonstrate how US unilateralism and Chinese assertiveness have triggered a rethinking of EU’s strategic landscape. Björn Jerdén, head of the UI Asia programme, focuses in a chapter on Sweden in the face of US-Chinese rivalry.