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Turkey gives green light to Swedish NATO membership bid

Turkey gives green light to Swedish NATO membership bid

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreed to forward to parliament Sweden's bid to join the NATO military alliance, appearing to end months of drama...
Moscow expels nine Finnish diplomates in retaliation move, closing St. Petersburg consulate

Moscow expels nine Finnish diplomates in retaliation move, closing St. Petersburg...

“Finland’s entry into NATO poses a threat to the security of the Russian Federation,” a statement published by the Foreign Ministry reads. Finland’s Ambassador to Moscow, Antti...
In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow

In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow

By Anne Kauranen and Johan Ahlander TORNIO, Finland/KARLSKRONA, Sweden (Reuters) - High above a railway bridge spanning a foaming river just outside the Arctic Circle, Finnish construction...
Senate report says Arctic security requires ‘human security’

Senate report says Arctic security requires ‘human security’

The nearly $5 billion the federal government plans to spend on modernizing its North American defence won’t be enough to solve infrastructure deficits in...
Fed up with UK and Scotland, Orkney Islands look to Norway

Fed up with UK and Scotland, Orkney Islands look to Norway

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Orkney Islands, an archipelago about 10 miles off the north coast of Scotland, is considering "alternative forms of governance" which...
Analysis: The recent insurrection in Russia may challenge the vision of the Arctic as a region of low tension

Analysis: The recent insurrection in Russia may challenge the vision of...

By Martin Breum The vision of the Arctic as a region with low military tension, where Russia and the West work in tandem to avoid...
Ambitious Vision for Nordic Defence Cooperation in the Works

Ambitious Vision for Nordic Defence Cooperation in the Works

Last week, Nordic MoDs and defense policy representatives met in Reykjavik within the Nordic Defense Cooperation format (NORDEFCO). Central topics were the future of the region's...
US bombers land in northern Sweden for first time

US bombers land in northern Sweden for first time

The two B-1B bombers from the United States Air Force landed at Luleå Kallax Airbase for the first time in history on June 19. The...
Swedish defence must adapt to match ‘long-term’ Russian threat – lawmakers

Swedish defence must adapt to match ‘long-term’ Russian threat – lawmakers

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A special Swedish parliamentary defence committee said on Monday the country's defence must focus on the threat posed by Russia and...
Russia says Iceland ‘destroys’ ties by suspending embassy operations

Russia says Iceland ‘destroys’ ties by suspending embassy operations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Iceland's decision to suspend its embassy operations in Moscow "destroys" bilateral cooperation. Iceland said on...
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