NATO and Anti-Americanism (in Swedish)

Publicerad 31 January, 2013
ISBN: 91-7566-927-4
20 pages

In Sweden, NATO is described as a military alliance dominated by the United States. The debate on Swedish membership in NATO is therefore linked to attitudes toward the U.S.

As the world’s only superpower, the U.S has become an easy target for criticism. Sometimes the criticism is justified, but there are also elements of anti-Americanism. That is, there are elements where the criticism becomes exaggerated and based on irrational prejudice.

In the report NATO and anti-Americanism the author Mårten Torson Lindberg investigates if and how anti-American sentiments in Sweden have an effect on the discourse on Swedish NATO membership.