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

Brief on the impact of forced migration on Afghanistan’s domestic politics and foreign relations

SASNET researcher Admir Skodo has published a brief in the Swedish Institute of International Affairs Occasional Paper Series entitled “The impact of forced migration on Afghanistan’s domestic politics and foreign relations”. The brief was first presented as a working paper at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. The paper can be downloaded from UI here. Continue reading Brief on the impact of forced migration on Afghanistan’s domestic politics and foreign relations

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

Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context

On Monday 23 April 15.00-17-00 there will be a panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context at Edens hörsal, Department of Political Science, Lund University. The event is open to everyone and as usual we will serve fika! With its strategic location Afghanistan has been a focus of global politics for many centuries. Despite its fragile nation-state and conflicting ethnic parties, … Continue reading Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context

India and South Asia in focus in new collaboration between The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and SASNET

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Asian Studies Network (SASNET) at Lund University are launching a collaboration focusing on India and South Asia. The long-term collaboration will include both research and analysis and aims at building a strong research environment of international quality. Asia is becoming an increasingly important economic and political arena in world affairs. Developments in the region have … Continue reading India and South Asia in focus in new collaboration between The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and SASNET