This book is a collection of essays by Swedish and American academics begins by putting into its historical perspective the classic definition of Swedish foreign policy as freedom from alliance in peace, aiming for neutrality in war and it helps to gain new insights on the Sweden's foreign policy.

Committing Neutrality in an Antagonistic World -- Swedish Neutrality: Credibility Through Commitment and Consistency -- The Legacy of Swedish Neutrality✶ -- Sweden’s Security Dilemma: Balancing Domestic Realities with the Obligations of Neutrality✶ -- Sweden: Interdependence and Economic Security -- Welfare Abroad: Swedish Development Assistance -- Role Model or Power Pawn? The Changing Image of Swedish Foreign Policy, 1929–1987 -- For Further Reading