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In spring 2023, I published a new book on the evolution of American foreign and security policy - "The Illusion of American Peace" - written together with Trita Parsi (Washington DC). In the book we discuss the costs of the US war on terrorism, its consequences for international (in)security and for the domestic political developments in the US. We also presented a paper on this theme at the Annual Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, Uppsala University in May.
In 2022 I was editor for a Special Issue in the Swedish Political Science Journal, which presented various challenges to American democracy.
I teach in the political science program on the American political system, the role of the US in the world and in political communication, political influence and lobbying.
My main focus in the fall of 2023 will be on the Swedish NATO debate and what narratives dominated it, what the space for dissent looked like in the media and who was the most prominent as experts in the crisis situation created by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It will result in a pilot study for a future larger research project.
I am also a regular commentator in the Swedish news media on issues related to the US foreign policy and the domestic development in the United States.