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Propaganda toward Sweden: Analysing the tactics and narratives

December 3, 2019
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 to have an effect. What are the key ...

Lunch seminar: Russian military build-up in the Arctic: How should the west respond?

September 20, 2019
The Arctic region has long been considered a place of low tension, partially isolated from great power struggle. However, with the melting of the ice caps, and the rise in geopolitical tensions, the Arctic region has become an increasingly politicised ...

Latvian PM Krišjānis Kariņš spoke about Latvia’s and Europe’s challenges

June 28, 2019
Latvian PM Dr. Krišjānis Kariņš spoke at the Stockholm Free World Forum on June 27. Sweden and Latvia share a common history, interrupted, in Kariņš words, by a "50 year break" of Soviet occupation.

Seminar – The Future of Trade: China, Trump and the EU

June 14, 2019
In 1979, China and the US, established diplomatic relations and the following decades China began to open up their economy. For a long period of time, the China – US relations prospered. Increased ties and gained market access appeared to ...

Seminar with Latvia’s PM Kariņš: Latvia and Europe’s Challenges

June 10, 2019
30 years ago, two million people across Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania joined hands in a human chain spanning 675.5 kilometres in a demonstration to draw attention to their desire for independence from the Soviet Union. When the Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis ...

Book discussion – Russias crony capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy

May 24, 2019
Dr. Anders Åslund’s book Russias crony capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state ...