Sweden and the dilemmas of neutral intelligence liaison
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Throughout the Cold War Sweden pursued a declared policy of nonalignment. Sweden nevertheless established security links with a number of Western powers, first of all Britain and the US. The most extensive links were developed in two areas - military technology and intelligence. Intelligence liaison was of crucial importance for the security of non-aligned Sweden, but also significant for the major Western powers in filling gaps in intelligence collection. But intelligence liaison also served as an instrument in a closed policy arena where Sweden could receive or pay back favours, according to a pattern established already during World War II. However, intelligence liaison contained policy dilemmas, some of a more general nature, some specific for a country with an overt policy of non-alignment.
Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Journal of Strategic Studies|
|Status||Published - 2006|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|