IFS Info no. 5/1993
Title: Norway and the early cold war: Conditional atlantic cooperation
Author: Knut Einar Eriksen & Helge Pharo
In the period from the independence from Sweden in 1905 and until the Second World War, Norway wanted to be a neutral country. After the war it joined NATO, together with Denmark and Iceland. Why did Norway do this, and why with important reservations? Knut Einar Eriksen and Helge Pharo discuss the reasons behind this decision.