How do we react when the anxiety in the world increases?

Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for a dinner in Hanoi for their second summit (February 2019). Photo: Shealah

Of: Moa Zeidlitz

The Hanoi summit is canceled prematurely at the same time as India and Pakistan launch a sharp attack on each other. This means that the clouds of unrest are accumulating over the global pursuit of peace. Sweden and the EU are responding to this with both outstretched hands and armed defense.

March 6, 2019, Current debate

The fall of the IS regime leads to questions of citizenship and responsibility

Swedish citizenship has been discussed this week after the fall of the IS regime. Photo Trausti Evans Flickr

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

How should Sweden's decision - makers act towards arrested and returning Swedes who traveled to Iraq and Syria to join the IS caliphate? Deprivation of citizenship, Sweden's responsibility and security has been intensively discussed this week.

February 27, 2019, Current debate

Sweden should act more harshly against dictatorships

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during press conference 2013. Photo: Meghdad Madadi

Of: Mona Monasar

Several debaters this week raised the question of how Sweden should act against dictatorships. For example, it has been 40 years since the Iranian theocratic regime came to power, which was noticed on SVT Opinion. The debater believes that Sweden and the EU should pursue a tougher line against dictatorships and stop giving in just to avoid conflict.

February 13, 2019, Current debate

Melancholy leadership pages about a gloomy development

Demonstrations in Venezuela

The power struggles in Venezuela were one of the most debated topics on Swedish opinion pages during the week. Photo: Eneas De Troya / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

This week's debate and leader pages have had a gloomy tone around the world's development. Among other things, they have discussed the media's image of Venezuela, the abolished nuclear agreement between the United States and Russia and the major banks' responsibility for human trafficking.

February 6, 2019, Current debate

The outside world must react when countries fail

Venezuela's flag, which is at the heart of this week's debate.

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week's debaters have focused on the whole world when the Davos summit ends and Venezuela enters political turmoil. At the same time, the political situation in Turkey is being discussed. Although the debaters are based on different continents, they agree that the outside world must react and take responsibility for human rights and democracy.

January 30, 2019, Current debate

Climate and democracy debate in the wake of Davos

The world's economic and political leaders meet at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Photo: US Embassy Bern / Eric Bridiers

Of: Christina Arvidsson

This week, the World Economic Forum is being held in Davos, Switzerland. There, some of the world's most influential business leaders and politicians meet to try to solve global problems. Based on the meeting in Davos, several debate articles have discussed both climate policy and the importance of transparency among the power elite.

January 23, 2019, Current debate