Gross National Happiness: a development philosophy

Gross National Happiness: a development philosophy

Under the towering presence of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush forests and pristine rivers, lies the small Buddhist nation of Bhutan. Landlocked by India and China, Bhutan emer ...

Snowden and the NSA

Snowden and the NSA

At 15:25 on the 11th September 2001 the first Swedish newscast reported from the terrorist attack on World Trade Center, a mere half-hour after the incident. At request by the news ...

Central African Republic – where religious tensions may not be the biggest problem

Central African Republic – where religious tensions may not be the biggest problem

By the time this article is posted on the web issue of Utblick the paper copy will be available all over town, fresh off the printers. As you may or may not know, the theme for our ...

Hong Kong Chronicles

Hong Kong Chronicles

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the protests in Hong Kong lately (some worried, some curious), so I decided to write down some of my impressions of the situation here. S ...

Modern dans i förändringens Istanbul

Modern dans i förändringens Istanbul

Sanatta görünürlük festivali är en dansfestival som årligen äger rum i Istanbul. Arrangörerna är studerande från stadens mest utpräglade konstuniversitet, Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, ...

The partygraphy of the EU elections:  Is it the crisis?

The partygraphy of the EU elections: Is it the crisis?

Most European governments have dealt with some serious issues in their countries. Some of these issues were induced from struggling governments trying to escape the prolonged Euroz ...

Welcome to the European Parliament Anti-Something Parties!

Welcome to the European Parliament Anti-Something Parties!

Surprise! The extremists have gained territory in most of the European countries. Despite the fact we are still in post-election heat and there are no comprehensive analyzes on the ...

Snowden and the NSA

At 15:25 on the 11th September 2001 the first Swedish newscast reported from the terrorist attack on World Trade Center, a mere half-hour after the incident. At request by the news anchor, SVT’s foreign affairs commentator said “The world will not look the same after this. (…) We will have more of a world tha more ...

oktober 26, 2014 (0) comments

Tokyo city guide

Many say springtime is the time when Göteborg awakens. With the first rays of sunshine, suddenly the streets are filled with elated citizens – making you wonder where all of these people were hiding outduring winter. While right now may be a great time to enjoy this city’s soft evening light and the spring fl more ...

april 02, 2014 (0) comments

Gross National Happiness: a development philosophy

Under the towering presence of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush forests and pristine rivers, lies the small Buddhist nation of Bhutan. Landlocked by India and China, Bhutan emerged from international isolation as late as the 1960s and has seen significant socioeconomic progress in the last few decades. It more ...

oktober 28, 2014 (0) comments

Historical heroes and the contagiousness of courage – a lecture with Brian Palmer

[caption id="attachment_3631" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Brian Palmer next to a picture of Rachel Corrie, an American human rights activist who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer when she tried to prevent the demolishment of a house in Palestine, 2003.Photo: Margit de Boer[/caption] Brian Palmer, social more ...

maj 27, 2014 (0) comments

Colours and Contrasts in World Politics

Judging from the rhetoric of grand speeches on foreign policy one would be forgiven for thinking that ideological and moral convictions were the main forces at play in international politics. In reality however an increasingly multipolar environment will be forcing leaders around the world to put realpolitik more ...

november 14, 2013 (1) comments

The realities of adventure

The Society of Foreign Affairs’ magazine, Utblick, mostly features serious, thought-provoking articles about political struggles, ideas and revolutions – anything officially “foreign affairs” related. While this interests me a great deal, I also enjoy the more individual side of international relations. Perha more ...

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