1325 NAPs Beyond East and West: Institutionalizing the WPS Agenda in Sweden and South Korea
This brief is the latest outcome of a collaboration between the Institute for Security and Development Policy’s (ISDP) Korea Center and Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI). The article intends to compare Sweden’s and South Korea’s primary achievements and flaws in formulating and implementing their national action plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Within the women, peace and security (WPS) discourse, there has been a tendency to focus on the “Global North” and their achievements in the “Global South”. As a result, women, peace, and security efforts in many East Asian countries that do not fit into this binary are easily overlooked and not as known to the broader public. To counteract this faulty binary, the Stockholm and South Korea based institutes collaborated on gender, development and WPS issues, resulting in a series of seminars bringing together WPS experts in Europe and South Korea/East Asia. In this article the focus is exclusively on the distinct WPS approaches of South Korea and Sweden. The paper compares the NAPs of both nations in order to determine what each country can learn from the other in terms of institutionalizing the WPS agenda, and ultimately translates these lessons to policy implications for both countries. The paper calls for more collaboration between Sweden and South Korea on WPS.
Understanding North Korea’s Resilience through Economy, Laws and Governance: a review of introductory sources and essential monographs
This article reviews contributions that may help researchers re-evaluate the question of the North Korea’s remarkable resilience in spite of its undeniable economic failure, a seemingly obscure legal system, and […]
Renewable Energy and Climate Action: The Future of Japan and Sweden Cooperation
This joint publication of the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) and Kajima Institute of International Peace (KIIP) in Tokyo covers a solution-oriented approach to Climate Challenges that both […]
Abandoning Neutrality, Absorbing Multipolarity: India and Sweden by 2047
Pragmatism and polarised positioning have become the new normal in foreign policy decision making – and Sweden and India are no exception. Sweden moved away from and perhaps permanently abandoned […]
Women’s Political Participation and Agency in Indonesia: An Interview with Raneeta Mutiara
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India-Sweden Strategic Compass, Vol. 2, No. 5
India-Sweden ties have continued to prosper this year as the two states celebrated 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with increased interactions and visits by high-level officials from […]
India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Will It Get Subsumed by Its Grand Vision?
The recently concluded Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in New Delhi under India’s presidency was, undoubtedly, a crowning moment for India. From providing the G20 with new relevance among the […]