Det glömda arvet från svensk allianspolitik
2016 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 3, 23-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The forgotten legacy of Sweden´s policies of alignment
This article aims to contribute to the present debate on Sweden’s security policy orientation by introducing an analytical framework for explaining and evaluating different choices of grand strategy. The usefulness of the analytical framework is illustrated with reference to Sweden’s previous experiences from perusing policies of military alignment and participation in cooperative security efforts aiming for collective security. A further aim of the article is to remind the readers of these largely forgotten Swedish experiences of policies of alignment. This second aim is related to the mistaken but common view that Sweden during the last 200 years has pursued a consistent policy of non-alignment. In the conclusion of this article six alternative strategies to reduce the present gap between Sweden’s security goals and political and military means are analysed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. no 3, 23-54 p.
allianspolitik, svensk säkerhetspolitik
Research subject Krigsvetenskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6476OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6476DiVA: diva2:1063606