The Long Road to Nato (in Swedish)

Publicerad 14 May, 2024
153 pages

On March 7, 2024, Sweden became a full member of NATO. However, the path to NATO membership has been anything but straightforward. To understand why this journey was particularly complex for Sweden, and to chart a course for future security policy, we need to look back.

In the anthology “The Long Road to NATO,” the Stockholm Free World Forum has gathered seven prominent writers who offer their perspectives on the NATO issue from different time periods, each in their own chapter. The chapters range from depicting the aversion to the NATO issue within responsible authorities, to examining the defense preparations and threat assessments of Russia over the past 30 years, and addressing the Social Democratic handling of the NATO issue and the politicization of security policy.

The authors are:

– Gunnar Hökmark
– Odd Eiken
– Elisabeth Braw
– Olof Ehrenkrona
– Tomas Bertelman
– Stefan Olsson
– Katarina Tracz

Editor: Anna Rennéus Guthrie