Information Warfare and the Weaponization of Democracy

On February 13th, 2018, 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 in Sweden in the wake of the election campaign. Specific topics included whether we should use the term fake-news, how troll factories operate and how traditional media should respond to information warfare.

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The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Link

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. Specific topics included the future of transatlantic security, the prospects for European cooperation, the rise of populism and authoritarianism as well as the impact of post-truth and information warfare on the transatlantic community.

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A New Order? Europe’s Emerging Security Landscape

The aim of 2015 year’s event was to discuss the new security situation emerging in and around Europe after the annexation of Crimea and the following war in Ukraine. The conference sessions focused on the deteriorated security situation around the Baltic Sea, the ongoing war in Ukraine and the future of transatlantic cooperation while addressing a number of issues:

  • The Future of Nordic-Baltic Security: Regional cooperation or a stronger transatlantic link?
  • The Next Administration: What is the future of US military presence in Europe?
  • The Attraction of Authoritarianism: How does Russia inspire authoritarianism abroad?
  • After Ukraine: How will Russia move forward as a geopolitical actor

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Security in Northern and Eastern Europe 2014

On April 28th 2014, The Stockholm free 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 on the security situation in the region, Russia and on the transatlantic cooperation. Some of the questions that were addressed were:

After the Crimea Crisis: How will Russia develop as a regional actor? The future of US defense: How will Europe be affected? What is the future of NATO in Europe? and What is the role of the Nordic countries for the common security of the region?

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Security around the Baltic 2013

On the 27th of May 2013 the Stockholm Free World Forum hosted a conference on security cooperation around the Baltic: Security around the Baltic, 2013. The Forum gathered a number of renowned international and regional speakers.

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