FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 19 (2016)   

Bilateral defence treaties with the United States:
Not an alternative to NATO

Published 4.10.2016

Leo Michel
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Sweden and the United States recently agreed to expand their practical defence cooperation, and a similar US-Finnish accord is under discussion. Should Finland and Sweden now seek a US defence guarantee in lieu of NATO membership? Here’s why Washington would not like the idea.


FIIA Comment 19 (2016)   Working Paper 87 (2015)

Puolustussopimukset Yhdysvaltain kanssa:
kahdenvälisyys ei ole vaihtoehto Natolle

Leo Michel


Nordic-Baltic security and US foreign policy:
A durable transatlantic link?

Eoin Micheál McNamara, Magnus Nordenman & Charly Salonius-Pasternak