Events

Webinar: Lessons for Belarus from Estonia

January 20, 2022
Paraphrasing the first line of Anna Karenina, former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves argues that while all successful countries have reformed alike, each unsuccessful country finds its own excuses. In a new report for Stockholm Free World Forum, Ilves offers ...

Webinar: A Democratic Belarus’s Relations with the EU

January 14, 2022
Across eastern Europe, citizens are demanding democracy. Frightened by this change in people’s moods, autocrats like Alexander Lukashenko are taking increasingly violent measures to suppress protests and to threaten the EU. Now, plans have to be made for the future ...

Webinar: A law for all seasons or for tomorrow’s digital markets?

December 7, 2021
In December 2020, the European Commission first presented the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which deals with platform companies, competition and the rules that govern digital markets. There seems to be a consensus that reforms are needed, but not so much ...

Bound Together – Book Launch and Seminar

October 5, 2021
The Baltic Sea region is one of the world’s most integrated and interconnected. It is defined both by shared history and common challenges that will shape its future. From cyber security risks and information threats, the Baltic Sea region encapsulates ...

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. Kariņš spoke about the Russian threat ...

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: Chinese cyber capabilities and espionage: 5G, Huawei and foreign interference

May 20, 2019
Cyber capabilities have been a crucial part of China’s rise in international politics, where cyber espionage have received the most attention so far. These hacks have aided Chinese industry as well as technological development in key areas of military and ...

Chinese Investment, Infrastructure and Influence in Europe: The Global Context

May 16, 2019
With increased economic strength, China is taking on a more visible role in global affairs. China’s infrastructure ambitions are manifested globally in its Belt and Road Initiative and in Europe through bilateral deals as well as the 16+1 cooperation format ...