Reports | Briefings

A More Determined U.S.? (in Swedish)

January 14, 2016

In Washington, D.C. there is an ongoing debate about what the United States’ role in the world is and what it should be. Raised voices argue that we now live in an exceptional time that will affect history for many years. Since President Obama is not likely to make any significant foreign policy changes before his term […]


TTIP: A Geopolitical Device in a Multipolar World Order (in Swedish)

November 20, 2015

The negotiations surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began in 2013. It is well-known that TTIP has large potential to contribute to economic growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. However, a potential agreement would affect geopolitics just as much as trade. In a time when Europe and the U.S. are […]


China’s New Bank for Development (in Swedish)

October 12, 2015

The past summer saw the launch of a new Chinese financial institution for development called the “Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank” (AIIB). Sweden was one of the countries that chose to participate from the start – a hardly uncontroversial decision in and of itself. On the surface, the purpose of the AIIB is to increase infrastructural investments in Asia. However, Beijing […]


Feminist Foreign Policy (in Swedish)

September 15, 2015

In fall 2014 Sweden’s newly appointed foreign minister notified Parliament that the government proposed to implement a “feminist foreign policy”. However, it was unclear for a long time what the policy consisted of. This new policy was also criticized strongly by conservative politicians, often leading to dismissal.  After a year of the current ruling government, […]


Swedish Women in IS: An Underestimated Threat? (in Swedish)

August 31, 2015

Since the Islamic State (IS) has establised its caliphate the need for different types of support in its society has increased. As a result, Western recruitment for the movement has escalated, even including female recruits. Even though reports show an increased presence of Western women in IS, knowledge about preventative measures in female recruitment is […]


But No Further (in Swedish)

May 21, 2015

As the situation in our surrounding areas becomes more insecure the issue of Nordic defense cooperation has been brought up as a way to strengthen the region’s military capabilities as well as its security. However, both Nordic defense cooperation and the deepened partnership between Sweden and Finland have apparent deficiencies. Upon a closer review it […]


BRIEFING: Foreign Fighters or Transnational Insurgents? (in Swedish)

March 25, 2015

In correlation with the wars in Syria and Iraq, the number of jihadists travelling from abroad has increased more than ever. The phenomenon has been observed in Sweden and all of the Western world. In January 2015, the Swedish Security Force suspected that 300 individuals from Sweden have traveled to Syria or Iraq to participate in jihadist missions, and out […]


Swedish Teachers in the DDR – A Study of a Stasi Project (in Swedish)

March 11, 2015

Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sweden was a targeted country for East German infiltration and espionage. A special target group for these exercises were Swedish teachers, who were the recipients of a special indoctrination program. This took place within the framework of official cooperation and was a way for the East German Communist Party […]


Russian Psychological Warfare in Latvia (in Swedish)

February 23, 2015

Summary: Russia has long attempted a campaign of mainly non-military means in Latvia consisting of numerous strategies taking place both in the country and its surrounding areas. These campaigns must be viewed in light of the severe military escalation in the Baltic Sea and in Eastern Europe. An underlying problem is the rift between ethnic Latvians […]


Syria and Sweden

February 6, 2015

The conflict in Syria is made possible by covert state support and a criminal “terror economy” which are sustaining the warring parties. Despite the fact that Damascus lies over 3,000 kilometers away from Stockholm, Syria’s civil war is closer than ever. A large number of Swedish citizens are fighting for terrorist organizations in Syria; some of these combatants are very likely to commit acts […]