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New Initiative: Swedish-Finnish Commission Preparing for NATO Membership

June 14, 2014
Mats Johansson, chairman of the Stockholm Free World Forum, and Ambassador Pauli Järvenpää of the ICDS in Tallinn have made a common effort to launch a new initiative; a joint Swedish-Finnish commission preparing for NATO membership. On June 4th, their article ...

Conference: Security in Northern and Eastern Europe 2014

April 28, 2014
On April 28th, The Stockholm fre World Forum (Frivärld) hosted the conference ”Security in Northern and Eastern Europe 2014″ in Stockholm. The aim of the conference was to discuss the security situation in Northern and Eastern Europe. The sessions focused ...

Internship at the McCain Institute, Washington DC – fall semester 2014

February 24, 2014
Stockholm Free World Forum in cooperation with the McCain Institute in Washington DC offers an outstanding volunteer opportunity for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related ...

Information Campaign ahead of the Sochi Olympics

January 15, 2014
In January 2014, ahead of the Olympic winter games in Sotchi, The Stockholm Free World Forum carried out an information campaign directed to athletes and journalists competing in and reporting from Sotchi. The aim of the campaign was to spread ...

Study Trip to Vilnius and Riga

November 11, 2013
Sweden and the Baltic countries are situated in the same geographical area in the north of Europe. However, the political perspectives on defence related issues differ between the countries. In November 2013, The Stockholm Free World Forum invited a group ...

Twenty years after Clash of Civilizations: Are we living in Huntington’s world order?

October 29, 2013
In the summer of 1993, Foreign Affairs published  “Clash of Civilizations?” by Samuel P. Huntington. Few thinkers have provoked such criticism as Huntington did twenty years ago. Nevertheless, the critics did not succeed in dismissing his article as irrelevant. In ...

Lectures November 19th, 20th and 21st: What role does low-cost public schools play in developing countries?

October 20, 2013
In Lahore, Pakistan, half of the families living in extreme poverty buy schooling from private actors even though they have access to free, public schools. In India, the picture looks the same. and in large parts of Africa, the private ...

The Free World Forum publishes on Stratfor

July 12, 2013
The American foreign policy think tank Stratfor publishes an article from The Free World Forum, written by Major General Karlis Nerenieks. The Major General discuss how access to Swedish territory is essential for any NATO operation in the Baltic Sea ...

Mats Johansson and William Horsley: Europe’s Wounded Press Freedom

July 25, 2012
Media freedom in Europe is deteriorating. In eg. Russia, violence against journalists is flourishing and in the past three years, seven russian journalists have been murdered. But the situation is not only critical in eastern countries like Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine ...

Azerbaijan – a Potemkin Backdrop?

May 12, 2012
On May 10th, Stockholm Free World Forum and the Swedish International Liberal Centre organized a seminar on political situation in Azerbaijan. The panel consisted of Svante Cornell, Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, and ...