FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 8 (2016)   

The Swedish defence policy paradox:
Sweden wants to stay militarily non-allied while seeking ever closer defence cooperation with others

Published 14.3.2016

Charly Salonius-Pasternak
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Changes in the security landscape of the Baltic region have had a notable effect on Sweden’s security policy. While the Swedish government still emphasizes continuity and stability, developments in the country’s security environment may lead to significant changes in its foreign and security policy.