Let the World Hear

November 20, 2020

On 9 August 2020, the Belarusian dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka, who has ruled the country for 26 years, falsely claimed victory in the national election. The people of Belarus reacted to the injustice by holding peaceful demonstrations and meetings. The regime responded in the most gruesome way imaginable. Stockholm Free World Forum and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Nordic Countries […]

Modern Warfare: New Technologies and Enduring Concepts

May 21, 2020

The various chapters of the anthology explain the contemporary ways of understanding modern warfare, but also serves as an analysis of the main drivers of change in war and society today. This includes how the information environment, artificial intelligence and the globalization of finance is altering the parameters for statecraft in the 21st Century. Download […]

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 […]