Events

Brief launch: Drivers of Russian Grand Strategy

April 23, 2019
Western states have been notoriously bad and unwilling in countering Russian strategy after its reassertion in the 2000s. Today, the US has acknowledged in their military doctrine that long-term strategic competition against Russia and China is their key priority. Likewise, ...

Seminar: Russian Money Laundering and European Security

March 21, 2019
In 2009, Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in a Russian prison after exposing one of the largest fraud’s in the country’s history. The fraud concerned the takeover of Bill Browder’s investment fund Hermitage, which Magnitsky was the lawyer of. During the ...

Roundtable: U.S. Foreign Policy and challenges to the transatlantic order

March 6, 2019
While the transatlantic partnership has been a cornerstone for European security for decades, relying on the United States and NATO as the institutionalization of that partnership, President Trump’s criticism of NATO and its European allies has posed questions of where ...

Book launch: Moscow Rules – What Drives Russia to Confront the West

February 18, 2019
The relationship between Russia and the West is once again deep in crisis. A major reason is that Western leaders have too often believed or hoped that Russia sees the world as they do – but things look very different ...

Publication launch on Russian cyber strategies

February 7, 2019
Cyber-concerns have made a fulminant career in politics. Few issues have evolved so quickly from a specialist, sectoral concern, into an almost mainstream political and security preoccupation. The rise of cyber concerns has been accelerated by wide-spread suspicions of systematic ...

Report Launch: China’s global investment – Economic means for political influence?

October 1, 2018
Over the last decade, Chinese foreign investment has greatly increased. At the same time, the Chinese government and Communist Party maintain significant influence over Chinese business, which has raised concerns that foreign investment by both private and state-owned Chinese companies has ...

Information Warfare and the Weaponization of Democracy

February 13, 2018
On February 13th, the Stockholm Free World Forum in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted the mini conference Information Warfare and the Weaponization of Democracy. The conference aimed to discuss how information warfare does play out in 2018, and how well prepared the key actors and stakeholders are ...

March 6, 2017
Frivärld and the Atlantic Council have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on Northern European Security from a French perspective. France is approaching presidential elections in turbulent times. The UK prepares to leave the EU and the Trump administration is ...

The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Link

November 14, 2016
On November 14th, 2016, the Stockholm Free World Forum hosted its yearly conference. This year, the theme was The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Link. The conference aimed to discuss the unstable situation in which Europe and the transatlantic relationship currently find themselves. ...

Global Jihad, Islamic Radicalism, and the Challenge to Europe

May 25, 2016
Over the past year, several devastating terror attacks have hit European countries. The rise of Daesh has caused an increase in jihadi terror and extremism throughout Europe.  So-called jihadi travelers are a growing problem in several European countries, and violent ...