On the world’s first public digital meeting of female foreign ministers

“Without women there will be less development and less sustainable peace” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström made a name for herself – and her government – when she announced, in 2014, the world’s first ‘feminist foreign policy’. Coverage of this ‘feminist government’ consistently appear on international publications, and the foreign minister is …

Re:branding the Swedish image

Lately a fierce debate regarding the negative international representation/depiction of Sweden has dominated Swedish media. The negative reports on Sweden in international media started long before Trump´s “you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden” speech in Florida two weeks ago (the latest news that put Sweden on the …

A few lessons from Swedish Digital Diplomacy

In my recent blog post, I complained, at some length, about the continuing use of ‘the field’ in development speak. One of the criticisms raised concerned the fact that ‘the field’ fails to describe development as a process occurring as much in the global metropolises as in rural settings. So, …