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Sweden and Finland in a mutual defense pact
GIS Dossier: The Nordic countries
Nordic countries have become synonymous with successful welfare states, but the reality is more nuanced. The recent flood of migrants into the European Union has severely tested the limits of these systems, even causing a significant political backlash in some cases. In parallel, the region must address the security threats ...
It is too early to judge Sweden’s response to the pandemic
The WHO has arrogantly chastised the Swedish government’s policy of seeking herd immunity instead of trying to suppress contagion. The Swedes’ approach, however, may pay off during the pandemic’s second wave predicted by many experts.
Sweden is inching toward political transformation
Sweden may be nearing a political realignment of historic proportions. The mainstay, center-left Social Democrats can no longer deny that public safety problems stemming from mismanaged immigration are real or ignore the alarming erosion in the quality of education, healthcare and social security systems. The future of the party’s alliance ...
Sweden rebuilds its military force, maybe
Sweden’s defense budget is to grow by about one third in the next three years, as the country reverses its decades-long policies and aims to rebuild its once impressive territorial defense capabilities. The plan hardly surprises in today’s neo-Cold War context, but given the scope and nature of the challenges ...