Future Options For Swedish Security Policy by Bengt SvenssonFuture Options For Swedish Security Policy by Bengt Svensson

Future Options For Swedish Security Policy

byBengt Svensson

Paperback | September 13, 2012

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The situation in Europe and the tendencies affecting its future security environment challenge current Swedish policy of neutrality and nonalignment. This study investigates the official policy, the situation in Europe, and the Baltic Region to deduce factors that are important for Swedish security in 2007-2010. The study evaluates options and focuses on two rarely discussed: collective defense with Finland and regional Baltic collective security. The most favorable option for Sweden is collective security. This study emphasizes the need for a mixed security arrangement, with focus on soft preventive security, linked to the European security process. This provides a framework to influence organizations and nations. Hence, Sweden obtains long term security, along with the greatest possible freedom of action to achieve national interests and to select its role in Europe and the Baltic Region. The study examines the risks, regionalization and the relative strength, of a collective structure. This study explains the concept of neutrality and nonalignment, as well as Sweden's rationale to pursue them. The study suggests the need to change the current policy due to the altered situation in Europe and the subsequent transformation of nonalignment. Collective defense has only marginal advantages compared to the current policy.
Title:Future Options For Swedish Security PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:September 13, 2012Publisher:BiblioScholarLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1249366526

ISBN - 13:9781249366522

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