Finland and Sweden on NATO Essay

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Sweden maintained her neutrality. It therefore had to remain in good terms with the Soviet Union as the other allies had quit the partnership making it vulnerable to attack. Dollar, and Wolff, (1988, p.551) states that Finland and Sweden are EU member states with advanced and high performing economies. Their military forces were not subordinated to the Warsaw Pact and they have accumulated considerable experience in overseeing peacekeeping military action. Their regional security involvement is relatively stable when compared with the Balkans and South Caucasus. This will make them not to see joining NATO as an urgent strategy. When the NATO established Partnership for Peace, İnan, and Yusuf (1999) states that the nations that had been…show more content…
Sweden maintained her neutrality. It therefore had to remain in good terms with the Soviet Union as the other allies had quit the partnership making it vulnerable to attack. Dollar, and Wolff, (1988, p.551) states that Finland and Sweden are EU member states with advanced and high performing economies. Their military forces were not subordinated to the Warsaw Pact and they have accumulated considerable experience in overseeing peacekeeping military action. Their regional security involvement is relatively stable when compared with the Balkans and South Caucasus. This will make them not to see joining NATO as an urgent strategy. When the NATO established Partnership for Peace, İnan, and Yusuf (1999) states that the nations that had been neutral, decided to join it instead of NATO. Finland and Sweden joined PfP in 1994. The nations choose to cooperate with NATO through PfP and other related mechanism. This is because joining PfP as opposed to NATO meant that the members remains neutral and do not commit to the NATO security guarantee and other defense policies of the nation. Pourchot, (1997, p.160) states that governments had advocated for joining PfP and cooperating with NATO because NATO was seen as to address security challenges, cooperating, engaging in peacekeeping and in the development of armed forces. Finland could have failed to join the NATO because of the regulations limits demanded by Russia. Vaahtoranta, and Forsberg.2000, (2000, p.11) states that Russia had
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