Reports | Briefings

Isolationism or Interventionism (in Swedish)

February 2, 2015

America’s foreign policy has undergone swift changes during President Obama’s years in power. Not only has there been a retreat in military involvement, there have also been decreases in the country’s defense budget. Meanwhile, the challenges from China and Russia have increased. The bipolar battle for power during the Cold War has now become multipolar during […]


Free Trade with Two Winners (in Swedish)

November 24, 2014

In October 2014, the European Union increased its tariffs against a number of  countries in Africa. The increased tariffs can lead to extreme consequences for  producers in Africa and hamper the countries’ growth. Even European consumers are at risk of having to pay more while the European economy is deprived of valuable trade relations with some of the […]


War in the Name of Peace? (in Swedish)

October 31, 2014

The report ”War in the name of peace? Humanitarian interventions” by Rebecca Hjelm summarizes different types of interventions and intervention strategies. The report contributes to the discussion on what makes some interventions more successful than others. – Interventions are not just about ”bombing”. Although warfare is the intervention strategy that creates the most headlines, interventions can also be […]


The Clash of Civilizations and its Relevance Today (in Swedish)

October 7, 2014

The theory of a “clash of civilizations” launched by Samuel P. Hungtington in 1993 has been severely criticized. However, it has never been dismissed. In the report  ”The Clash of Civilizations and its Relevance Today”,  Albin Aronsson shows that the number of conflicts between civilizations has increased since the Cold War, from 20 percent in 1991 to 43 percent in 2012. These […]


The Russian Information War in Lithuania (in Swedish, article in English)

July 19, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine has resulted in Lithuania also becoming a target for Russia’s information warfare. What does this propaganda war look like? The report “The Russian Information War in Lithuania” summarizes the developments in Lithuania and illustrates how Russia uses soft power to pursue its interests. In the current situation, important points of attack are focused on discrediting […]


EU Legislation on Corporate Social Responsibility (in Swedish)

April 27, 2014

The European Union has adopted a proposal concerning increased reporting requirements of bigger corporations’ work with Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. This proposal for a new EU directive has been prepared. The idea is that corporations are responsible for reporting their CSR-work, which is said to simplify for investors and create growth. However, the consequences in poor […]


The Collapse of the Defense Policy Since the Turn of the Century (in Swedish)

March 27, 2014

Swedish defense has been questioned during the past several years. It is clear that defense capabilities have worsened, resulting in the Swedish defense forces not being able to complete its main tasks. In the report “Collapse of the Defense Policy Since the Turn of the Century”, Carl Bergqvist analyzes the problems of the Swedish defense. The report […]


Farewell to Arms? (in Swedish)

October 17, 2013

The civil war in Colombia is at its end. One of the main reasons for the peace negotiations is the collapse of the FARC guerilla. In just ten years the guerilla organization has lost over 17,000 members. The guerilla soldiers have chosen to leave the organization themselves. How do we explain the drop-out of a guerilla […]


Made in Bangladesh (in Swedish)

October 1, 2013

On April 24, 2013, the textile factory Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, caved in. With 2,500 injured and 1,129 people killed, the collapse became known as the most serious catastrophe in the history of the textile industry. After the accident an anti-consumption wave swept over Europe and the U.S. Many started asking themselves whether it was ethically defendable […]