Sweden


U.S Catching Up In The Scramble For The Arctic

What is now being dubbed the scramble for the Arctic, a not so subtle reference to the scramble for Africa by European countries in the 19th century, is the increasing military and economic presence by world powers in the Arctic region. The increasing push into the Arctic has been enabled […]


Matteo Salvini’s Election Hopes Are Met With Opposition 1

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Italian party Lega Nord, has called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Salvini’s hope is to force a collapse of the current government and trigger early elections. U.S. News reports that party leaders met on Monday, August 12th […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


Hope In History: Why Greta Thunberg Can Save The Planet

The climate movement has been a failure to date in ushering legislators down a more ambitious and urgent path of climate mitigation and adaptation. 2018 greenhouse gas emissions reached an all-time high and if we continue on this rising trajectory the earth will experience up to 5 degrees of warming […]


Assange And The Post-Truth Era

On 11th of April 2019, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London by British police following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had resided as a political asylum seeker for the past seven years. After his arrest, the United States Justice Department unsealed an indictment alleging that Assange conspired […]


Greta Thunberg’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Gives Hope In The Face Of Environmental Crisis

16 year-old Swede Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on account of her weekly school strikes that she has been undertaking in front of the Swedish Parliament since August last year. What began as an individual action has since grown into a generation demanding that […]


Peace Talks in Sweden: A Vital Step Forward To Ending Civil War In Yemen

On December 5th 2018 the Yemeni Government and Houthi rebels met face to face in Rimbo, Sweden to coordinate a peace agreement that would help bring an end to the civil war in Yemen. These two parties have been fighting each other for nearly four years and as a result, […]


Proposed Government Coalition Rejected By Swedish Parliament

Following a two month period since Sweden held its last general election, the representatives of the Riksdag, Sweden’s national legislature, rejected the proposed minority coalition which would have been led by the nation’s second largest party, the Moderates. The vote which was held on the 14th, came in at 195 […]


Sweden Faces Hung Parliament as Far Right Movement Gains Group

Sweden’s far-right party, the Sweden Democrats, gained nearly 18 percent of votes in general election. Thus making the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigration nationalist party, the second largest in parliament. According to The Irish Times, the Social Democrats, Sweden’s once dominated party fell to 28.4 percent, its lowest level of support […]


The Rise Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments In Scandinavia

Although the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have been the forefront of pro-immigrant policies in the last decade, anti-immigrant attitudes have begun to rise in recent political discourse. Considered as states with democratic political postures, the reversion to more conservative attitudes and policies have redacted their progressive liberal […]