After Ukraine, Part IV – NATO in Scandinavia: Will Sweden and Finland join up?
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After Ukraine, Part IV – NATO in Scandinavia: Will Sweden and Finland join up?

By Sebastian Åsberg: Following the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, an old debate has grown increasingly more heated in Sweden and Finland: should countries join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Having been non-aligned since the 19th century, Sweden – after intense debate – chose not to join NATO following World War … Continue reading

After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?
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After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?

By Andrzej Kozłowski: A history of difficult relations Polish-Russian history is one of the most complex and difficult among all nations in the world. Polish troops were some of the only troops to have captured and occupied Moscow – in 1610 – and the day of ousting them from the Kremlin is celebrated as a national … Continue reading

After Ukraine, Part II – Russian great power vs. EU normative hegemony: What is at stake in Eastern Europe?
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After Ukraine, Part II – Russian great power vs. EU normative hegemony: What is at stake in Eastern Europe?

By Conradin Weindl: Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia’s determination to maintain a sphere of influence within the former Soviet Union has been the subject of an intense debate. Russia’s need for regional predominance is frequently attributed to the country’s great power identity. However, Russian domination of its ‘near abroad’ is not primarily … Continue reading