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

Event: Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia

On 28 March, the Department for Asia Pacific at the Swedish MFA organised an open seminar on the theme: “Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia”. In his keynote State Secretary Oscar Stenström stressed Asia’s importance for Sweden, both in terms of trade and innovation. In a following panel ambassadors to Sweden from Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Bangladesh respectively discussed the role … Continue reading Event: Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia

Podcast: Gunnel Cederlöf on the India-China corridor

As a further step in the collaboration between the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) at Lund University we are now launching a series of podcasts on India and South Asia. The project manager for this podcast is Henrik Chetan Aspengren, who is an affiliated researcher at SASNET. In the first episode Professor Gunnel Cederlöf, Linnaeus University, … Continue reading Podcast: Gunnel Cederlöf on the India-China corridor