Security policy for a new government (in Swedish)

January 8, 2019

The Anthology ”Security policy for a new government” is published in a time characterized by domestic anxiety. As the current political agenda has been dominated by the formation of a government, other important matters have been put aside. However, the world around us has not shown respect to Sweden’s domestic situation. The security situation in […]

A new international order of trade? (in Swedish)

December 17, 2018

The political landscape of today is characterized by growing protectionism, political instability and an ongoing trade war between China and the US, which causes concerns about the status of the free trade. In A new international order of trade? Essay’s on the opportunities and challenges of free trade, Johan Norberg discusses the principles of free […]

A new generation: Ideas in honor of Mats Johansson (in Swedish)

September 25, 2018

Mats Johansson, Frivärlds founder and chairman, died unexpectedly in June 2017. To honor his life, Frivärld has released a collection of writing by students and alumni from the Foreign Policy Academy – Frivärld’s foreign and security policy program for young leaders.  The book entitled “A new generation – Ideas in honor of Mats Johansson” Consists […]

The Age of Trolls (in Swedish)

November 3, 2016

Desinformatsia, provokatsia, and maskirovka – tools for misdirection from the former KGB arsenal that are being used once again. There is nothing strange about this; since 2000 Russia has been led by a KGB officer, and in his war against the West conventional military forces are accompanied by psychological warfare. The question is who is being deceived. Is it […]

The Future of NATO after Ukraine (in Swedish)

November 17, 2015

The foundations of Western defense cooperation have changed since the Russian attacks in Ukraine in 2014. The worsened security situation in Europe has brought about a new focus on measures to achieve collective defense and deterrence. This means that NATO finds itself in one of the fastest-moving turning points since the alliance was created in 1949. […]

Cold War 2.1 (in Swedish)

November 17, 2015

After Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine Europe’s security order has collapsed. The security situation around the Baltic Sea has worsened and Swedish defense forces must be strengthened. Military maneouvers replace each other and opinions for and against NATO are gathering strength. These events are occurring against a backdrop of totalitarian developments in Russia while the EU […]

The Sea of Peace? (in Swedish)

June 9, 2015

For more than two decades the Baltic region has been considered a model of statesmanship. Well-functioning economies, a climate rich in innovation and above all peace and stability have been the area’s defining characteristics. Then came the spring of 2014. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine the Baltic region went from […]

Ukraine Evokes Opinions (in Swedish)

September 2, 2014

The large wars and conflicts occurring in the world around us are increasingly affecting Sweden. A new security and political situation has arisen after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leading to consequences for the surrounding areas. In light of these events Sweden’s security doctrine must be updated and its stance towards Russia tightened, especially within the framework of our relationship with […]

Defend the Baltic Sea (in Swedish)

January 23, 2013

Sweden is no longer neutral or politically unaligned. In the event of military action in our surrounding area, we have promised to help our neighboring countries as well as accept their support through the practice of “solidaritetsförklaringen”, established in 2009. This is a continuation of the closer coordination with NATO that has been occurring, since most of the countries […]

China as a Superpower (in Swedish)

June 14, 2012

Edited by Nils Hedberg China is on its way to becoming a superpower, and how it will use its newfound strength will affect the global playing field and the rules of the game. The question is whether this will make the world better or worse off? By seeing how China behaves in its new role, one can […]