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Monday, May 23, 2016

Point of No Return: Finland and Sweden Weigh Up NATO

http://carnegie.ru/commentary/?fa=63640&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0Rrek5USXdNMkl6WW1SaSIsInQiOiJONnY0cmZEVEtKRDVDNVNuZzdvVmdGUlo2UmhYK3ZtZWtHYWFoYnF3dVpPWUsya0gzWnBKSFwvZnc2NFRtejkxMCtpOElnaFgrb1dRZlYrbXFFMWQ4OEpmdzVoT0dFbHRDVG5FWWRBWmU3Z0U9In0%3D

Point of No Return: Finland and Sweden Weigh Up NATO

Russia’s unpredictability means there is a lack of clarity on the direction the country will take after 2018. Is NATO membership really crucial for Finland and Sweden in the long term if Russia follows the best-case scenario, or even if it enters a state of inertia? The prospect of Finland and Sweden joining NATO has seemed more likely in recent months than at any time since the end of the Cold War; but in the long term, it’s far from certain that such a move would benefit the two countries, given the inevitable backlash from Russia. http://carnegie.ru/commentary/?fa=63640&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0Rrek5USXdNMkl6WW1SaSIsInQiOiJONnY0cmZEVEtKRDVDNVNuZzdvVmdGUlo2UmhYK3ZtZWtHYWFoYnF3dVpPWUsya0gzWnBKSFwvZnc2NFRtejkxMCtpOElnaFgrb1dRZlYrbXFFMWQ4OEpmdzVoT0dFbHRDVG5FWWRBWmU3Z0U9In0%3D

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