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 ...

Seminar with Latvia’s PM Kariņš: Latvia and Europe’s Challenges

June 10, 2019
30 years ago, two million people across Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania joined hands in a human chain spanning 675.5 kilometres in a demonstration to draw attention to their desire for independence from the Soviet Union. When the Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis ...

Book discussion – Russias crony capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy

May 24, 2019
Dr. Anders Åslund’s book Russias crony capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state ...

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

May 20, 2019
The 20th of May, the Stockholm Free World Forum, arranged a seminar on Chinese cyber capabilities with Tom Uren and Danielle Cave, both from the Australia Strategic Policy Institute. The seminar was moderated by SFWF’s acting director Dr. Oscar Jonsson. ...

Roundtable – 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 ...

Europe’s challenges, EU’s responsibilites

April 25, 2019
With about a month to go until the elections to the European parliament, Stockholm Free World Forum welcome to a conference to discuss European issues of trade, security and political future. The afternoon started with a welcoming speech from Dr. ...

Brief launch: Drivers of Russian Grand Strategy

April 23, 2019
On the 23rd of April, Stockholm Free World Forum arranged a launch seminar of the brief Drivers of Russian Grand Strategy. Participants were the author of the brief, Michal Kofman, senior research scientist at CNA Corporation and fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, ...