Sweden, the UN and NATO: Experiences From Former Yugoslavia

  • Ann-Sofie Dahl


To nonaligned Sweden, the UN has always been a much more attractive political partner than NATO.1 A considerable amount of political energy and capital has been invested in the UN since its inauguration in 1945, and during the brief and unsuccessful existence of the League of Nations before that.


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  1. 2.
    Robert Dalsjö: ‘Sweden and Balkan Blue Helmet Operations,’ in Lars Ericson (ed.), Solidarity and Defence. Sweden’s Armed Forces in International Peace-keeping Operations during the 19th and 20th Centuries (Stockholm: Svenska Miltärhistoriska kommissionen, 1995), p. 96.Google Scholar
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    For an overview of the peacekeeping tradition in Swedish policy, see Bo Huldt: ‘A History of Peace-keeping from the 1950s to An Agenda for Peace,’ in Ericson, Solidarity and Defence; Nils Skjöld: ‘Sveriges insatser i fredsbevarande operationer 1946–1987,’ and Lars-Eric Wahlgren: ‘Sveriges bidrag till FNs fredsbevarande operationer 1988–1995,’ both in Bo Huldt, Gustaf Welin and Torsten Örn (eds.), Bevara eller skapa fred. FNs nya roll (Stockholm: Norstedts, 1995); for an analysis of Sweden and the UN in the future, see Bo Hugemark: ‘Sweden and the UN in the Future,’ in Ericson, Solidarity and Defence.Google Scholar

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