Oscar Jonsson receives the John McCain Dissertation Award

February 19, 2020
Oscar Jonsson, senior fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum, has been awarded the John McCain Dissertation Award for 2020. The ceremony took place during the Munich Security Conference, which took place between the 14th and 16th of February.  Jonsson was ...

Seminarium: A New Year in Hong Kong – Could Democracy Prevail?

January 31, 2020
The protests for justice and democracy in Hong Kong continue. Meanwhile, politicians in the Legislative Council (LegCo) prepare for elections scheduled to be held later this year. Currently dominated by Pro-Beijing members, the LegCo’s Pro-Democracy camp aim to repeat the ...

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 ...