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Utblick nr 3 2017 out now!

Dreams and nightmares of politics is no new thing. Used as a rhetoric tool, as means of analysis and subject of comparison, utopias and dystopias has from time to time been an influential ingredient of public debate. Carrying hope and dreams of a better future, utopias also come with the risk of oppression – if the ends justify the means, hope might quickly turn into despair. The third issue of Utblick 2017 ...

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Utblick nr 2 2017 out now!

Time goes by and soon the spring semester will end. Dominated by the French elections, this spring has brought a lot of interesting matters of international policy. In this the second issue of Utblick 2017, we offer a mix of exciting topics, including but not limited to geopolitics in the Arctic, Islamic terrorism (and the practice of othering) and a few angles on capitalism. Read it online here - or pick u ...

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Utblick nr 1 2017 out now!

With a politically turbulent winter behind us, there has been no shortage of subjects to choose from when creating this first issue of Utblick 2017. Covering topics like the possible case of a Catalan state, the Dutch elections, automation in the global economy, and many more, we hope you will find some interesting reading in the International Machinery issue. You can find the magazine in University of Goth ...

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New Issue of Utblick: (In)security

What is security? The field of Security Studies has various bids; some argue that it is a form of value that stands in proportion to an actor’s material well-being. Others claim that it is impossible to formulate a definition that satisfies every country, every culture, every people and every religion – in this view, security is a subjective concept defined by circumstances. The matter is complicated even f ...

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New Issue of Utblick: Exit

In the aftermath of Great Britain’s surprising decision to leave the European Union, there has been no shortage of speculations about the consequences that such a departure will have. Emerging Euro-sceptical forces throughout Europe have unanimously approved of the result of the referendum, and have attempted to reinforce anti-EU sentiment in their respective countries, calling for their own referenda. It r ...

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Intercontinental exchange: missiles & learning in Canadian IR

“Students taking this course will be able to appreciate that innovations in weaponry and strategy of war have had a profound effect on the outcome of modern wars since history in the last century has taught us that triumph or downfall in battle has more often than not been determined by innovation in weaponry and combat strategy” The point of view emphasized in the passage above is unusual as a part of a un ...

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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. Perhaps some of you have had the experience of living abroad for a prolonged while. If so, then I hope yo ...

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UF:are – åk på internationella projekt med LSU!

Är du intresserad av att utbyta erfarenheter med andra unga i ett utvecklingsland? Sveriges ungdomsorganisationer, LSU, är en paraplyorganisation för ungdomsorganisationer. Som medlem i någon av föreningarna – till exempel Utrikespolitiska föreningen – finns det olika möjligheter att engagera sig i LSU. Ett roligt sätt för dig som är intresserad av utvecklingsfrågor är att åka som workshopledare i ett av LS ...

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Way Out West: en festival för den politiskt intresserade

I veckan är det dags för årets upplaga av Way Out West, stadsfestivalen som sedan 2007 årligen slagit läger i Slottsskogen mitt i hjärtat av Göteborg. De tre orden för osökt tankarna till konserter, klubbar och dans. Vad färre kanske känner till är festivalens minst sagt breda utbud av kultur som faller inom andra kategorier än just musik. Att kalla Way Out West Sveriges mesta stadsfestival vore ingen överd ...

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Embassies: Appearance and Reality of a Glorified Workplace

Embassies often inspire awe and admiration. To some extent, this might be due to the fact that they clearly stand out as a rare example of a workplace which enjoys special protection by international law. Although it is widely but wrongly believed that embassies form part of the territory of the sending state, meaning that for instance the Swedish embassy in Denmark would officially be Swedish territory, al ...

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