Lost in the Sea of Peace

Publicerad 12 January, 2018
ISBN: 978-91-7703-134-5
5 pages

The discussion of whether Sweden should sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty (NBT) has revealed a deep political divide within the Swedish government. Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist has argued that Sweden’s defense cooperation with other states cannot be jeopardized under any circumstances by signing the NBT, while Foreign Minister Margot Wallström diverges from the government’s security strategy by advocating for the NBT’s approval.

Margot Wallström has made a series of inaccurate statements regarding Swedish security and the global nuclear ban that contradict the government’s current security policy. This briefing analyzes numerous recent statements from Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and explains why they are inconsistent, incorrect or problematic.