Security policy is about cooperation - not deterrence

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Hamburg. Photo: Glyn Lowe (CC BY 2.0).

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Hamburg. Photo: Glyn Lowe (CC BY 2.0).

Of: Lars Ingelstam and Lotta Sjöström Becker

Preventing armed conflict does not gain political points in election times but is a prerequisite for lasting peace. We must build trust and friendship instead of suspicion and a reactive security policy, write Professor Lars Ingelstam and Kristna Fred's Lotta Sjöström Becker.

October 8, 2018, Debate

Invest in an active culture of peace, in Sweden and in the world

Of: Lotta Sjöström Becker

In next year's budget, Sweden will increase its resources for peacebuilding, but the annual investments are still less than the cost of the war exercise Aurora. Although the government's new strategy for sustainable peace is about preventing and preventing a recurrence of armed conflict, national security policy is based on other ideas. Sweden has everything to gain from trying to build an active culture of peace - it is modern security policy, writes Lotta Sjöström Becker, Secretary General of the Christian Peace Movement.

October 10, 2017, Debate

Sweden - back up political will with SRHR money!

Of: Anneli Rogeman, Annika Schabbauer, Annika Forests, Birgitta Göranson-Iliste, Bo Forsberg, Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Erik Lysén, Gabi Björsson, Kristina Henschen, Lisa Sjöblom, Lotta Sjöström Becker, Luis Lineo, Maria Andersson and Marianne Eriksson

President Donald Trump's reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule means that much of America's maternal health assistance is frozen - something that will affect those living in poverty the most. It risks significantly increasing the number of unwanted pregnancies and leading to the deaths of thousands of girls and women around the world. Now Sweden and the outside world must cover for the reduced aid. Therefore, 14 organizations in CONCORD Sweden's gender equality working group call on the government and the Riksdag to add new money to the spring budget.

February 23, 2017, Debate