Since 2013, the UN peacekeeping operation Minusma has operated in Mali. Last year, the Russian military company Wagner Group established itself in the country - where they are suspected of war crimes and killing civilians. Photo: Minusma. Source: Flickr.
Of: Linnea Ljungar
The Russian military company Wagner Group has been linked to massacres in which several hundred civilians have died. According to reports, the group is present in several African countries, which creates At the same time, there is a positive opinion against Russia and Wagner in parts of Mali.
June 27, 2022, News
The fact that Turkey has demanded that Sweden extradite about 20 Kurds in order for Sweden's NATO application to be accepted has created debate. Among other things, several left-wing parties demand a guarantee from Foreign Minister Ann Linde (S) that no Kurds will be extradited. Photo: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Source: Flickr.
Of: Elise Olsson and Idun Eklind
Sweden's now submitted NATO application and Swedish arms exports have been high on the agenda in the past week. A potential Swedish NATO membership has aroused both criticism and opposition. Partly because the decision was not voted on by the Swedish people, partly because the application has not been welcomed by Turkey.
May 23, 2022, Current debate
For more than seven years, there has been an armed conflict in Yemen and millions of people in the country are in need of humanitarian aid. Today, the fighting is primarily a struggle between the Huthi movement and the country's authorities. Photo: Ibrahim Qasim. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Alva Westlund
While much of the world's attention has been turned to new conflicts and other humanitarian crises, the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is still a fact and far too serious to be forgotten. It writes Alva Westlund, regional administrator for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
May 3, 2022, Debate
Disabled people do not have the opportunity to get to shelters in time during bombings, not least fleeing the country due to mobility impairments, writes Jesper Hansén in Omvärlden. Photo: Aleksey Filippov / UNICEF. Source: Flickr.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
The war in Ukraine has left great traces of destruction and has had serious consequences and changed living conditions for the country's civilian population. A particularly vulnerable group are the approximately 2,7 million Ukrainian residents with disabilities.
April 22, 2022, Notis
More debaters believe that the EU should stop importing Russian gas. Photo: Giorgio Galeotti. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Ina Carlsson
The past week's debate and leadership pages have been dominated by discussions about how the Western world should handle trade in Russian goods. Debaters have also discussed the financial and food crises that have hit developing countries in the wake of the war in Ukraine.
April 19, 2022, Current debate
"If Sweden is to continue to be seen as a pioneering country in development aid, we must be prepared to lead - not by creatively trying to circumvent the main purpose of development aid." Several leaders of Swedish aid organizations write about the government's announcement that Sweden's refugee reception should be able to be deducted from the aid. Pictured: informal settlements in Yemen. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. Source: Flickr.
Of: Fanny Andersson and Julia Lundén Azzeddine
The leadership continues to be largely dominated by political consequences stemming from Russia's war against Ukraine. But now voices are also beginning to be raised about Swedish development assistance and the need to also focus on other humanitarian issues.
April 11, 2022, Current debate
Sanctions against Russia can hit other countries' economies and populations hard. Photo: DimitroSevastopol / 35 images. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Sigrid Wernersson
Raging commodity prices, economic crises and unexpected winners. These are some of the possible effects of economic sanctions against Russia, but far from all countries choose to support the sanctions. Whatever the purpose, sanctions risk being more globally destabilizing than many realize.
April 8, 2022, Analysis
Testimonies have emerged about black people who fled the Ukrainian war, but were stopped at the Polish border and allowed to return to Lviv. Now black people are organizing themselves on social media to help each other escape the war. Photo: Taine Noble. Source: Unsplash.
Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in mass exodus of civilians. Among them are thousands of students from Africa, and several of them testify to racism during their flight. In the absence of help for black students in the war zone, they organize their own rescue through Instagram.
April 7, 2022, News
Hundreds of thousands of refugees have crossed the Ukrainian border, which has sparked debate about refugee reception in Sweden and in the EU. Photo: Mirek Pruchnicki. Source: Flickr.
Of: Markus Hietanen
Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine continues to dominate the news flow. Debaters and lead writers have, among other things, discussed Swedish arms support, an impending refugee crisis, the conflict's connection to the climate crisis and how ordinary Russians end up in trouble with the war.
March 7, 2022, Current debate
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are protesting against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: José Pablo Domínguez Source: Unsplash.
Of: Alice Eriksson
On Thursday last week, Ukraine was invaded by Russia. The situation is the worst in Europe since World War II. Sweden is now assisting Ukraine with defensive weapons.
March 2, 2022, Notis