Sweden - arms exporter and peace broker?

Said Mohammed stands at his son's grave in Yemen.

Said Mohammed's 8-month-old son starved to death during the ongoing war in Yemen. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty, AP (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

Swedish arms exports contribute, according to some, to what has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis in modern times: the war in Yemen. At the same time, many are putting their hopes in future peace negotiations - with the help of Sweden.

November 7, 2018, Current debate

Who will stand up for human rights?

Protest against arms trade with Saudi Arabia.

Human rights activists in London are protesting against the arms trade with Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

The murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi still makes its mark on the Swedish debate. At the same time, other debaters are worried about Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the Brazilian presidential election. In addition, Sweden's deportations of children, and incorrect figures on the number of climate refugees, are being debated.

October 31, 2018, Current debate

Sweden should take responsibility for both Antarctica and its weapons

Where has Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica taken? several debaters wonder.

Of: Christina Arvidsson

Following the suspected assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashouggi, several debaters are demanding an end to Swedish arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Other debaters wonder where Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica has gone.

October 24, 2018, Current debate

Girls' Day created a debate about Swedish gender equality policy

Here are some girls at school in the Central African Republic.

Girls and young women have been the focus of this week's debate. Here are some girls at school in the Central African Republic. Photo: Pierre Holtz for Unicef

Of: Joanna Jimenez

The UN's International Girls' Day on 11 October arouses reflection and reflection from several quarters. Earmarked aid or not, and Sweden's responsibility in standing up for girls' and women's rights has been in focus in the Swedish media over the past week.

October 17, 2018, Current debate

The climate raises debate about Sweden's responsibility

Dried land.

The effects of climate change could be fatal to the earth, according to a new report from the UN Climate Panel.

Of: Maja Sundstrand

The UN's climate panel The IPCC's new report engages debaters and lead writers, and a major focus is on Sweden's role in climate development. At the same time, Sweden's responsibility in other global development issues shines through with its absence in the media.

October 10, 2018, Current debate

Disagreement on how the EU should deal with migration

Queue of Syrian refugees on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Syrian refugees queue on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, EU heads of state and government gathered in Salzburg to discuss migration. The Swedish debate has thus been marked by different opinions about which line Sweden should take on the issue. While some want the responsibility to be shared between EU Member States, others say it is better to focus on refurbishing EU borders.

September 26, 2018, Current debate

Is the government's climate policy insufficient?

This week's debate has been marked by discussions about efficiency, both when it comes to aviation tax and climate policy in general. Despite the fact that opinions differ, a common frustration is expressed that not enough is being done to counteract climate change.

June 21, 2018, Current debate