Peacekeeping of Northern Europe Countries: Responses to Challenges

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-12-57-68

K. Voronov, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The author explores the post-bipolar period in the Nordic countries and their relation to peacekeeping operations, as well as their practical participation. The sub-region’s heads of states are forced to admit that their missions abroad turned into a necessary condition of strengthening their national security. Despite the discrepancies between their bloc and integration policies, as well as a number of other factors, through the peacekeeping activities each Nordic country attempted to reach strategic objectives while achieving its own specific objectives and special advantages.

Keywords: Nordic countries, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, peacemaking, crisis settlement, NATO, EU, sub-region, transnational threats, security, terrorism, new challenges, Balkans, Greater Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya

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Voronov K. Peacekeeping of Northern Europe Countries: Responses to Challenges. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 12, pp. 57-68.

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