Scars from the past pose a threat to democracy today

The memorial site for the victims in Srebrenica.

We need to remember history to stop today's threat to democracy, writes Anders Lindberg in Aftonbladet. Here is a memorial site after the massacre in Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995. Photo: Jolle Visset (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Maja Sundstrand

Last week's debate spreads uneasily between several areas related to global developments - from environmental issues in international trade to antibiotic resistance. But what dominates the debate are issues that connect scars from the past and contemporary threats to democracy and human rights.

November 14, 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

Intervention principles - disguised Western dominance?

Of: Maja Sundstrand

The principle of sovereignty is one of the simplest and most fundamental agreements in international relations: each state has the right to self-determination within its own territory. Therefore, no state has the right to intervene - that is, to intervene - in other states. However, there are several exception rules, established by the UN, which justify intervention on special occasions. These exceptions are often justified by someone […]

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March 27, 2018, Chronicle