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Sweden edges closer to NATO membership

Parliament voted in favor of the NATO option — allowing the country to join the alliance in future.

STOCKHOLM — Sweden is rethinking its security, and whether it really is safest outside NATO.

  • Charlie Duxbury
  • Politico

Two years out from the next election, debate over whether to join the Western defense alliance is intensifying, setting up a left-versus-right clash on the question in 2022.

The current minority government of Social Democrats and Greens — plus their allies the Left Party — remain staunchly against, citing the value of neutrality in what they see as a polarizing world…

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