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