FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 19 (2013)   

Will Sweden become a net consumer of security
– or will Svea wake up and seek to assume its traditional role as a stabilizing power in the Baltic Sea?

Publicerad 29.11.2013

Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Sweden is viewed as contributing positively to environmental, societal and trade cooperation in the Baltic region, and the destabilizing nature of its security and defence policies is often ignored. In order to play a positive role in regional security, Sweden must ensure that its defence policy and military posture are aligned.