New report on India’s foreign policy (in Swedish)

Ännu har Indien inte lyckats bli den världsmakt som premiärminister Narendra Modi och många indier drömmer om. Men landets inflytande växer − inom några år väntas det ha flest invånare i världen och den tredje största ekonomin. https://www.ui.se/butiken/varldspolitikens-dagsfragor/2018/indien—stormakt-pa-tillvaxt/ Continue reading New report on India’s foreign policy (in Swedish)

Podcast: Challenges to democracy in South Asia – Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

This discussion focuses on the challenges to democracy facing Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, two countries with the experience of internal conflict and civil war, with speakers Dr. Vagisha Gunasekara, Executive Director, American Institute for Lankan Studies, Sri Lanka and Admir Skodo, researcher at the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), Lund University. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, researcher fellow with the UI Asia programme and coordinator of … Continue reading Podcast: Challenges to democracy in South Asia – Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Seminar on Challenges to Democracy in South Asia 7 May

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a seminar on democracy in conflict and post-conflict countries. This seminar will take stock of the challenges to democracy facing Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, two South Asian countries that have or are currently experiencing internal conflict and civil war. How can insurgents be integrated into political processes nationally and locally? Which political reforms have been most … Continue reading Seminar on Challenges to Democracy in South Asia 7 May

Pragmatic and sub-regional – reflections on Modi’s visit to Stockholm

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sweden is over. It was surprisingly low key, at least if judged by the Swedish media coverage. That a leader of growing global importance, representing a population of 1,3 billion people and what is fairly soon to become the world’s third largest economy did not seem to impress the Swedish media. A short feature of the visit … Continue reading Pragmatic and sub-regional – reflections on Modi’s visit to Stockholm

From Emerging Market to Emerging Power: Rethinking Sweden’s India Policy

In this UI Brief Henrik Chetan Aspengren makes suggesions on why and how Sweden should rethink its engagement with India. For a successful engagement with India, Sweden should acknowledge India not only as an emerging market, but more emphatically also as an emerging global power. Within the EU, Sweden should work actively to ensure that the new India strategy takes a long-term perspective on how … Continue reading From Emerging Market to Emerging Power: Rethinking Sweden’s India Policy