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What is happening in the world right now? In this podcast produced by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) we'll take a closer look at events taking place around the globe. Here you will find conversations, seminars and lectures on different international topics. We hope you'll learn something new!
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What is happening in the world right now? In this podcast produced by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) we'll take a closer look at events taking place around the globe. Here you will find conversations, seminars and lectures on different international topics. We hope you'll learn something new!
If you have any feedback or tips, please contact us on post@nupi.no

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    The votes that can shape European security

    The votes that can shape European security

    2024 will be an important election year on both sides of the Atlantic.
     
    President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are yet again battling each other in this years presidential race. Whatever outfall, we know it will have implications for Northern European security, in quite different ways. Biden has an understanding of the importance of NATO in Europe, however with a rising China, will US resources continue to shift towards the Indo-Pacific? Will a second Trump administration be as critical and skeptic towards its commitment to European countries and NATO? Either way, it looks like Europe needs to be ready to take further responsibility for their own security.
     
    UKs General Election will be taking place in July this year. Polls are showing that a political change may be on the steps, and that Labour is likely to become the new governing party. What will this mean for European security? How well would Labour’s Keir Starmer cooperate with Trump on matters of security and defence?
    In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, we take a closer look at which implications the UK and US elections will have on Northern European security.
    Here, you will hear from Max Bergmann, Director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and the Stuart Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies at CSIS, Neil Melvin, Director of International Security at the Royal United Services Institute and NUPI Research Professor Karsten Friis. 
     
    The conversation is hosted by NUPI Junior Research Fellow Gine R. Bolling.
     
    The conversation is based on the report US and UK Elections: Implications for NATO and Northern European Security written by Max Bergmann, Karsten Friis and Ed Arnold, who is a Senior Research Fellow for European Security within the International Security department at RUSI.
     
    This report is published as a part of the trilateral CSIS/RUSI/NUPI research cooperation on transatlantic security, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
     

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    • 28 min
    How ad hoc coalitions deinstitutionalize international institutions

    How ad hoc coalitions deinstitutionalize international institutions

    As ad hoc coalitions (AHCs) proliferate, particularly on the African continent, two questions crystallize. First, what consequences do they bring about for the existing institutional security landscape? And second, how can the trend of AHCs operating alongside, instead of inside, international organizations be captured and explored conceptually?
    To answer these questions, Malte Brosig and John Karlsrud have in a new article in International Affairs examined the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting Boko Haram and its changing relationship to the African Union. Through a case-study and a review of policy and academic literature, the article launches the concept of deinstitutionalization and how it can be characterized.
    The authors identify three features of deinstitutionalization, and in sum, the article unwraps processes of deinstitutionalization and identifies three forms of rationales for this process: lack of problem-solving capacity, limited adaptability and path dependency.
    In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, NUPI Research Professor Ole Jacob Sending sits down with the two authors to dig into the article and its findings.
    Malte Brosig is a Professor at University of the Witwatersrand. John Karlsrud is a Research Professor at NUPI.

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    • 28 min
    Building peace through a sustainable environment

    Building peace through a sustainable environment

    Why should we connect the environment to issues of peace and conflict? And in a world of dramatically increased geopolitical tensions, is it possible for cooperation on climate change and environmental issues to contribute to positive change at the level of great power politics? In this episode, Ashok Swain (Uppsala University) and Cedric de Coning (NUPI) talk about these issues with Thor Olav Iversen (NUPI).


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    • 36 min
    Options for Arctic governance in difficult weather

    Options for Arctic governance in difficult weather

    The Arctic continues to be transformed and impacted by global forces, from declining sea ice on the Arctic Ocean, through new summers of devastating wildland fires, to the wide-reaching political consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine.
    The Arctic is also a vibrant and varied region and homeland, and marked by three decades of post Cold War efforts at strengthening circumpolar governance.
    What options are there for moving Arctic governance forward, and what needs to be done first?
    In this episode of The World Stage NUPI Research Professor Elana Wilson-Rowe is joined in the studio by Edward Alexander, co-chair of the Gwich'in Council International, and Jennifer Spence, who is a Senior Fellow at the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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    • 33 min
    The Past, Present and Future of Peacekeeping

    The Past, Present and Future of Peacekeeping

    2023 marked 75 years of peacekeeping missions in the UN. In this time, more than 70 peacekeeping operations have been deployed by the UN. Hundreds and thousands of military personnel, UN police, and other civilians from more than 120 countries have participated in UN peacekeeping operations.
    So, looking only at the numbers, surely peacekeeping operations must have been a success? Recently, however, several countries have asked the UN to leave, including Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo. So, what is this a symptom of? Where are we, 75 years after the first UN peacekeepers set their foot on foreign ground? Is this still functional? Has it worked so far? And if so, will it continue to do so in the future? What is the future for peacekeeping?
    In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, we take a closer look at what UN Peacekeeping mission are and whether they have been successful.
    In this episode you’ll hear from David Haeri, (Director, Policy, Evaluation and Training Division, UN Peacekeeping) Annika Hilding Norberg (Head of Peace Operations and Peacebuilding, Geneva Centre for Security Policy), Tor Henrik Andersen (Minister Counsellor, Peace and Security, Africa, Norwegian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York) and NUPI Research Professor Cedric de Coning.

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    • 21 min
    How to Become a Hegemon

    How to Become a Hegemon

    In this episode NUPI's Ole Jacob Sending sits down with Professor Dan Nexon of Georgetown University to talk about how international political leadership – or hegemony – is established and undone. 
     
    Nexon argues that hegemony is established through the supply of (public) goods – such as security – for other states. This is what the US has been doing for decades, but now China is trying to replace the US, providing alternative goods and also seeking to reduce the value of what the US has to offer.
    This episode of The World Stage is a part of the Geopolitics Center, led by NUPI.

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    • 35 min

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