Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions ¹ 2 (42), 2018
Historical and cultural problems
of northern countries and regions
Regional Security Issues and the Image of Russia
in Sweden’s 2015 Military Doctrine
Abstract. The paper scrutinizes the main aspects of the contemporary Swedish security and defence policy presented in 2015 military doctrine, as well as the perceived image of Russia which emanates from it. The striking difference can be observed between the discourse of the doctrine and the actual political strategy pursued by Stockholm. Thus, despite a strongly negative image of Moscow presented in the document, the two countries seek cooperation within the framework of international organizations like the UN Security Council (UNSC), the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
Keywords: Sweden, security and defence policy, Russia, the Hultqvist doctrine, total defence, the Wallstrom doctrine, UN Security Council (UNSC).
1Saveljeva Larisa Sergeevna, Bachelor student (4th year), School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
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