More from Viking 18

On this page we have collected material from the exercise that took place in 16-26 April 2018.

General Anders Brännström, Exercise Director from the Swedish Armed Forces, and the Deputy Exercise Director Markus Derblom from FBA, talk about their roles in Viking 18 and what it means to have a comprehensive approach.


Pictures from the opening ceremony of Viking 18 at site Enköping. Speakers were General Dennis Gyllensporre, Admiral Kevin D. Scott and FBA's Markus Derblom.

Apart from the role-plays, Viking 18 also offered training in the margins to improve the participant's mutual understanding when difficult challenges need to be solved in peace operations. Here is a crash course about Pecha Kucha by FBA's Philippa Borgh!


Meat a team that has developed a fruitful cooperation on leadership and gender issues. Anu Mundkur from ACFID/ACMC shares the best practices that Jo Adamson from the EU has provided her with.


Pictures from HRH Crown Princess Victoria's visit to site Enköping. The Crown Princess was welcomed by General Anders Brännström, director for the military part of the exercise, and Markus Derblom, FBA, director for the civilian part of the exercise.

To the Swedish Armed Forces reports from Viking 18


Electoral violence a threat to peace and democratic development

Up to 84 million Nigerians are now going to the polls. But the risk of violence in connection with the presidential and parliamentary election casts a long shadow over Africa’s most populated nation. Hundreds of lives have been lost during earlier elections. Electoral violence is also a threat to peace in many other countries. FBA conducts research and training on prevention of electoral violence, and deploys election observers whose presence can contribute to law and order.

2019-02-13 11:32



  • Posted by Christian Altpeter

    Reflections on the year that passed – and on the glue that holds society together

    December often is a time to look back at the year that has passed and like everywhere else, at FBA it is part of the job. It comes with filing reports, tying up loose ends and ensuring all paper work is in order before the new year starts, and with it a new budget and new projects.

    Another part of the job working for FBA and the Dialogue and Peace Mediation Unit is traveling. Over the past ... Read entire post »

    2018-12-27 10:14
  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Escalation in Ukraine

    No one could have missed the recent escalated Russian aggression against Ukraine. While the daily casualties in Donbas (reportedly over 1300 ceasefire violations per day) tend to receive less media coverage, the declared martial law covering ten regions of Ukraine came as a reality check of sorts.

    Possible limitations on individual rights and freedoms remain to be seen, but there are apparent concerns about how the law might affect Ukraine’s long struggle for democracy. Efforts to strengthen ... Read entire post »

    2018-12-18 11:00
  • Posted by Anna Möller-Loswick

    Supporting women peace leaders: an investment in sustainable peace

    Women play vital roles in conflict resolution, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. They mediate conflicts at the local level, advocate for the needs and priorities of women to be addressed in official peace processes, and work tirelessly to build peace in their communities. Research shows that women’s direct participation in peace negotiations increases the durability and quality of peace. They can serve as brokers who connect women civil society networks at the local level to the official ... Read entire post »

    2018-08-23 14:19

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