FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 6 (2013)   

Swedish defence illusions are crumbling:
The changes in Swedish defence policy ­necessitate a debate about NATO prior to the Finnish parliamentary elections in 2015

Published 21.3.2013

Charly Salonius-Pasternak
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The tornado-like debate in Sweden about the country’s armed forces and defence policy has led to the disintegration of the very cornerstones of Swedish defence policy. Finland should prepare for the possibility of Sweden making rapid changes to its security policy.