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Sweden's Participation in Operation Unified Protector: Obligations and Interests
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen med folkrättscentrum (upphört).
2014 (English)In: International Peacekeeping, ISSN 1353-3312, E-ISSN 1743-906X, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 642-657Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the necessary conditions behind the decision made by the Government of Sweden to participate with fighter jets in the monitoring of the no-fly zone over Libya in March 2011. The article identifies five explanatory factors whose presence was necessary for Sweden's military contribution: a feeling of moral obligation to intervene on the part of the government; the international legal foundation for the operation; strong leadership provided by NATO; broad parliamentary support; and the availability of military capabilities.

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2014. Vol. 21, no 5, p. 642-657
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5150DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2014.963325ISI: 000345270400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-5150DiVA, id: diva2:779681
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved

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