NATO - Sweden and the Frenemy Within
Center for European Policy Analysis CEPA
The alliance has not properly considered the risks emanating from the half-hearted or hostile within the organization. During the Cold War, the insider threat to the transatlantic alliance was either infiltration by the Warsaw Pact or some form of theft. The central focus was on counterintelligence, and the main enemy was Soviet espionage. Today, in 2023, the insider threat is not only spies and sabotage; it is any misalignment with the mission, which undermines the mission and its ability to conclude the tasks successfully. Regretfully, that can mean elements of some member states — including governments — are an issue.
International and area studies
Kallberg, Jan. 2023b. “NATO — The Frenemy Within.” CEPA, April. https://cepa.org/article/nato-the-frenemy-within/.