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Ambassadors of Realpolitik: Sweden, the CSCE, and the Cold War
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0114-7026
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
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During the Cold War, Sweden actively cultivated a reputation as the “conscience of the world,” working to build bridges between East and West and embracing a nominal commitment to international solidarity. This groundbreaking study explores the tension between realism and idealism in Swedish diplomacy during a key episode in Cold War history—the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, culminating in the 1975 Helsinki Accords. Through careful analysis of new evidence, it offers a compelling counternarrative of this period, showing that Sweden strategically ignored human rights violations in Eastern Europe and the nonaligned states in its pursuit of national interests.

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New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, 1. , 344 p.
, Contemporary European History, 21
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127616ISBN: 978-1-78533-284-5ISBN: 978-1-78533-285-2OAI: diva2:910309
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-03-15Bibliographically approved

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