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Published on: August 18, 2015
NATO or Not?
Myths about Russia and Swedish Non-Alliance

Swedish membership in NATO would foil Russia’s objectives and enhance the security and stability of the region. Those who think otherwise have fallen for a Russian propaganda narrative.

Tomas Bertelman and Johan Molander were Swedish Ambassadors to Moscow (2008–12 and 2004–08, respectively). Sven-Olof Peterson was Head of the Political Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs 2000–02 and Ambassador to the EU (2002–08). This article was originally published in the Dagens Nyheter on June 22 as part of a debate and translated by Bengt Eriksson.
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