Small State Strategies: Sweden from Olof Palme to Ann Linde
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Стратегии малого государства: Швеция от Улофа Пальме до Анн Линде
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S207987840016477-3-1
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10.18254/S207987840016477-3
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Article
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Rolf Torstendahl 
Affiliation: Uppsala University
Address: Sweden, Uppsala
Abstract

After a background on the formation of Swedish foreign policy after the Second World War, this article focusses on two phases of the development. One is the dynamic foreign policy of Olof Palme, which brought Sweden into the limelight of international media. The other is the struggle during the following decades between cautious keeping to a tradition, and a few bolder efforts of social democratic foreign ministers to form partly new strategies. These efforts have taken their starting points in the United Nations or in the European Union and have led Sweden on some new tracks. When they have been in government, the bourgeois parties have kept a low profile in foreign policy, but they have constantly called for a closer cooperation with or membership in NATO, when they were in opposition.

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Security, neutral, non-aligned, peace-keeping, democratic, Russia, USA, NATO
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22.05.2021
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16.08.2021
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