With the aim of increasing the knowledge of influence operations and subversive actions by authoritarian regimes, the Stockholm Free World Forum has established the Center for Influence and Disinformation Analysis, CIDA.

CIDA will shed light on disinformation campaigns and other other influence operations targeting civil society, think tanks, business, the defence sector, media etc. The purpose of CIDA is to increase the resilience of free and democratic societies.

CIDA is a center under the Stockholm Free World Forum. It is managed by Patrik Oksanen.
 


Patrik Oksanen is a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum. He is an author and journalist with a background as a political editor,
programme anchor, reporter, project manager and head of news.

Patrik Oksanen is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences and Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences.

Reports

China’s attacks to silence critics

September 30, 2020
The Chinese State is attempting to coerce the West into implementing self-censorship through recurring attacks on individuals and institutions that defend human rights in China. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of ...

Controlling the Past

May 8, 2020
In the height of the Covid-19 crisis in Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree making it a criminal offense to destroy war monuments both in Russia and abroad. Soon after, Sergei ...

Putting Modern War in Perspective

February 10, 2020
In this brief, Oscar Jonsson, senior fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum, surveys the contemporary ways of understanding modern warfare. Moreover, he is analysing the main drivers of change in war but ...

Follow the Money and end up in real estate in strategic areas

January 6, 2020
In this brief, Follow the Money and end up in real estate in strategic areas, Patrik Oksanen, senior fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum, explores how laundered Russian money is channelled to ...

Winning the Internet, Losing the Elections

November 15, 2018
Leading up to the Swedish parliamentary elections on September 9th 2018, the newly established radical far-right party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) came into the limelight. With its harsh rhetoric, questionable international contacts and ...

News

The Chinese State is attempting to coerce the West into implementing self-censorship through recurring attacks on individuals and institutions that defend human rights in China. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of ...
Today we broadcasted the 7th episode of Freeworld Connect, in which the focus lied on the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front and the experiences with its activity in Sweden and beyond. The ...
In the fourth episode of Freeworld Connect the focus lies on Russian historical revisionism and how it is being used as a power instrument for national strategy. The participants are Gudrun Persson, research leader at ...
Stockholm Free World Forum launched Freeworld Connect on the 15th of April. The first broadcast highlights the topic of Chinese desinformation in the wake of the Corona crisis. The participants are experts Marcus ...
In the recent years, the threat from propaganda and disinformation to open societies have received increasing attention. Several actors are purposefully trying to distort the open debate in Western democracies, and it seems ...
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Media

Patrik Oksanen & Gunnar Hökmark write for The Local

October 1, 2020
On October 1 SFWF’s Senior Fellow Patrik Oksanen and chairmain Gunnar Hökmark wrote an opinion ...

Pär Nyrén writes for the Jamestown Foundation

September 16, 2020
On September 16th, Stockholm Free World Forum’s fellow, Pär Nyrén wrote a brief for the ...
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