The Stockholm Free World Forum (SFWF) is a foreign and security policy think tank. Our aim is to stimulate a vibrant discussion on which ideas and perspectives should determine Swedish foreign and security policy.
The think tank rests on a platform of free societies, free individuals and free markets. Our work is focused around three themes: security around the Baltic, threats to liberal democracy, and global business and trade.
1. Security in the Baltic. NATO is the strongest guarantee to ensure security around the Baltic. This applies even to Sweden and Finland who, although they are not full members of the alliance, are deeply integrated NATO partners. A debate is needed on how best to achieve national security and define Sweden’s relationship to NATO.
2. Threats to liberal democracy. Liberal democracy is strong but is also disputed in certain areas. Basic human rights are increasingly being challenged by authoritarian regimes and anti-democratic movements. Extremist Islam has recently come to the fore as a new threat. SFWF works to promote liberal democracy and human rights for all people in all countries.
3. Global business and trade. What impact do trade, entrepreneurship and the business world have in the search for global prosperity? How does free trade play a role inspreading democracy and increasing economic development? What are the consequences for the global order? These and other relevant questions define SFWF’s program on global business and trade. A particularly important and relevant policy issue is currently the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The SFWF is sponsored by the Swedish Free Enterprise Foundation.