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Sweden and the dilemmas of neutral intelligence liaison

Agrell, Wilhelm LU (2006) In Journal of Strategic Studies 29(4). p.633-651
Abstract
Throughout the Cold War Sweden pursued a declared policy of nonalignment. Sweden nevertheless established security links with a number of Western powers, first of all Britain and the US. The most extensive links were developed in two areas - military technology and intelligence. Intelligence liaison was of crucial importance for the security of non-aligned Sweden, but also significant for the major Western powers in filling gaps in intelligence collection. But intelligence liaison also served as an instrument in a closed policy arena where Sweden could receive or pay back favours, according to a pattern established already during World War II. However, intelligence liaison contained policy dilemmas, some of a more general nature, some... (More)
Throughout the Cold War Sweden pursued a declared policy of nonalignment. Sweden nevertheless established security links with a number of Western powers, first of all Britain and the US. The most extensive links were developed in two areas - military technology and intelligence. Intelligence liaison was of crucial importance for the security of non-aligned Sweden, but also significant for the major Western powers in filling gaps in intelligence collection. But intelligence liaison also served as an instrument in a closed policy arena where Sweden could receive or pay back favours, according to a pattern established already during World War II. However, intelligence liaison contained policy dilemmas, some of a more general nature, some specific for a country with an overt policy of non-alignment. (Less)
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intelligence, liaison, Cold War
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Journal of Strategic Studies
volume
29
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4
pages
633 - 651
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Taylor & Francis
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  • wos:000240741600004
  • scopus:33747736712
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0140-2390
DOI
10.1080/01402390600766056
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English
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
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  title        = {Sweden and the dilemmas of neutral intelligence liaison},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402390600766056},
  doi          = {10.1080/01402390600766056},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2006},
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