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The 2014 SC2 National Network Workshop: Capstone Event and New Beginning July 22, 2014 / Cleveland, OH

In April 2014, a unique network — nearly two years in the making — convened in Cleveland, Ohio, for two high-energy days of idea exchange, discussions, and workshops at the 2014 Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) National Network Workshop: Partnership for Prosperity.

BRICS leaders welcome new faces July 22, 2014

On Wednesday, the BRICS leaders welcomed some new faces to the table. Leaders from nearly a dozen South American nations joined the closing meeting.

Mediterranean Strategy Group 9 July 15, 2014

From May 28-30, GMF convened its 9th Mediterranean Strategy Group meeting in Turin, Italy. The focus of the two-day meeting centered on Mediterranean energy, with a special emphasis on energy "developments East and West."

Stockholm China Forum

Stockholm China Forum is the leading transatlantic dialogue on China, bringing senior European and American representatives from government, media, business, and academia together with some of the top strategic thinkers from China on a bi-annual basis for a highly interactive conversation on a wide spectrum of economic, foreign policy, and security issues. The forum was established in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 2007 and is now in its thirteenth iteration. The event has developed a loyal group of participants, who can be relied on for maintaining a continuously evolving dialogue over time, while being consistently refreshed with a broader pool from the three policy communities. The forum has been credited by officials from Europe, the United States, and China for influencing their thinking at a number of important junctures, and has been described variously as “the most policy-relevant conference I take part in”, and “the best China conference I attend.” In addition to its direct policy impact, the forum plays an important role in developing a shared understanding of the strategic context facing all three sides and building a set of networks that have grown to constitute a common transatlantic China policy community. The 13th Stockholm China Forum will take place in Shanghai in February 2014, at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS).

Previous Stockholm China Forums have included participants from across the U.S. policy community such as James Steinberg, Aaron Friedberg, Kenneth Lieberthal, Robert Kagan, Derek Mitchell and Christopher Hill; senior representatives from the European External Action Service, DG-trade, and major member states; European thinkers such as Mark Leonard and Charles Grant; and renowned experts on China such as Francois Godement and Minxin Pei. Since the fourth Stockholm China Forum, discussion has benefitted from the attendance of senior Chinese policy figures such as Cui Liru, Jin Canrong, Yan Xuetong, Yang Yi, Qin Yaqing and Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying. Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, is a regular and active participant at the Forum. Please click here for a list of all previous Stockholm China Forum participants. 

For more information, please contact Program Assistant Sophie Dembinski at


Stockholm China Forum Papers

The Gap between Threat and Threat Perception in the Asia-Pacific 
Zhang Tuosheng, June 20, 2014 

From Geo-Strategy to Omni-Strategy: Interactions between China, Europe, and the United States 
Yang Jiemian, June 20, 2014 

U.S. and European Public Opinion on China
Amy Studdart, Bruce Stokes,  June 20, 2014 

U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Wake of the U.S. Election
Bruce Stokes, November 2012


Past Forums

Stockholm China Forum 13
February 22, 2014

Stockholm China Forum 12
June 28-29, 2013

Stockholm China Forum 11
December 7-8, 2012

Stockholm China Forum 10
February 12-13, 2012

Stockholm China Forum 9

June 10-11, 2011
Stockholm China Forum 8
January 22-23, 2011
Stockholm China Forum 7
June 12-13, 2010
Stockholm China Forum 6
January 17-18, 2010