Mistra Geopolitics programme: One year down the line

Björn-Ola Linnér, Programme Director Dear Mistra Geopolitics Programme partners and researchers, It is with significant satisfaction, relief, pride, and most of all considerable curiosity, that I summarize the activities for

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National Climate-Related Security Policies of the UN Security Council’s Permanent Member States

Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown (Flickr). Over the past decade, climate change has become increasingly embedded within global security discourse, but whether it should be formally considered as a matter

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Lena Ek is the new chair of Mistra Geopolitics

Lena Ek. Photo Credit: Ola Kjelbye Former Swedish Minister for the Environment, Lena Ek is the new chairperson of the multidisciplinary research programme, Mistra Geopolitics. It is now increasingly more important

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Scholarship opportunity for PhD students

Mistra Geopolitics offers financial support to PhD students to spend a semester as guest researchers within the program. The aim of the support is to strengthen the links with partner

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The risk of communicating risk

The annual Planetary Security conference was held in The Hague, The Netherlands on 12 and 13 December 2017. It brought together nearly 300 senior policy-makers, diplomats, military leaders, researchers, NGOs

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Investing in Youth: The Hope of Africa

Climate security, resilience and peace-building in Africa featured largely during last month’s Planetary Security Conference. Dr Eva Lövbrand, Senior Lecturer at Linköping University and Dr Malin Mobjörk, Senior Researcher at SIPRI; both deeply involved in the Mistra Geopolitics Programme were present. Here, they give a hopeful reflection with focus on Africa.

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New fact sheet

How can effectiveness be understood and measured, given the uncertainty and long temporal scales involved in climate security challenges? Read more in this new fact sheet from Mistra Geopolitics’ researchers about

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WANTED: PhD students

Here is an opportunity for PhD students from low and middle-income countries to join the Mistra Geopolitics Research School in Sweden for the Autumn Semester 2018. In this call you find more

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Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the

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Climate change and geopolitics

Simon Dalby is the CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, who works in the disciplines of environmental security and critical geopolitics. This

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