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In the forthcoming anthology “Stronger Together – Sweden and Finland on the Road Toward NATO”, launched in cooperation between Stockholm Free World Forum and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, writers from Sweden, Finland, and beyond explore how Sweden and Finland will adapt ...
Stronger together: In this episode the Security Council is gathered to discuss Sweden and Finland’s fast track to NATO membership. How did this seemingly over-night change in opinion over NATO come about? How will Sweden and Finland adopt to the ...
On February 24, 2022, the European security order was ruptured. Vladimir Putin’s decision to order a full-scale invasion of Ukraine has made the dividing line between autocracies and democracies even clearer, but it has also increased the need to analyze ...
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 ...
A Marshall Plan for Belarus ...
Thanks to contracts with the world’s leading TV news agencies, Chinese State Broadcaster CCTV has managed to buy unfiltered access to global news production. This access is being used to spread disinformation and propaganda on a large scale. Many of ...
The idea of strategic autonomy goes straight to the heart of European prosperity. If the union wants to stay relevant as a geopolitical actor in  the future, it needs to think long and hard about what strategies can help it ...
The political crisis that started in Belarus in the summer of 2020 has united and politicized the Belarusian diaspora. The diaspora acts as a liaison between the Belarusian democratic forces, the European Union and Belarusian emigrants. In the brief “The Belarusian ...
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 ...
In the brief “How to Break Lukashenka” Dr. Anders Åslund examines the possibility for the West to break down the Lukashenka regime by the effective use of various sanctions. The main Western powers – the US, the EU, the UK, Canada, and ...