Podcast from Almedalen: Why India is important to Europe

On July 4 The South Asia Initiative organised a seminar in Almedalen on the theme “Why India is important to Europe”. The first panel analysed changes to the strategic environment in Asia. New US priorities, an active China, and India’s rise have contributed to new bilateral and multilateral partnerships taking shape. Current developments in Asia have global implications and will also affect Europe. How does … Continue reading Podcast from Almedalen: Why India is important to Europe

First meeting of the research network EIRDN

On 29 May a scoping meeting was held in Brussels aiming to come up with an agreement on how to organise a Europe-India Research and Dialogue Network. The meetings was organised by the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Friends of Europe and Istituto Affari Internazional. What follows is a short summary of what was discussed and decided during the meeting. The aim of the … Continue reading First meeting of the research network EIRDN

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

Panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context

On April 23 SASNET organized a panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context. The panel consisted of Professor Robert Crews (Stanford University), Anna-Karin Johansson (formed General Secretary of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan), Dr. Admir Skodo (SASNET, Lund University), and Professor Sari Kuovo (Gothenburg University and Afghanistan Analysts Network). The panel was moderated by Professor Ted Svensson (Science, Lund University). The panelists … Continue reading Panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context

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