The Myth of Democratic Socialism
The Nordic countries show the limits, not successes, of Bernie Sanders’s plans.
Document of the Week: When Sweden Wanted Nukes
A 1963 U.S. intelligence assessment underscores how many countries—even Sweden—were exploring nuclear weapons programs at the height of the Cold War.
If You Bowl Alone, You Can’t Fight Together
National security depends on a vanishing sense of community.
Scandinavia Won’t Be Russia’s Next Target
Mikheil Saakashvili’s country was a victim of Putin’s aggression. Finland and Sweden won’t be.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Toward a More Feminist Foreign Policy
On the podcast: Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on how to give women a voice in an arena dominated by men.
Don’t Believe the Russian Hype
Moscow’s missile capabilities in the Baltic Sea region are not nearly as dangerous as they seem.
Sisterhood Is Powerful
The Swedish Navy brass responded well to #MeToo. But real change came from the ranks.
Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy, Long May It Reign
Stockholm should continue actively pursuing a foreign-policy agenda focused on gender equality. And the world should follow.
Stand at Attention and Bite the Bullet
The Swedish military had a #MeToo problem. They decided to do something about it.
China Doesn’t Have to Keep Playing the Victim
The Communist Party has primed the public to expect persecution abroad.
Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-Right
No one wants to enter a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so the country is resorting to desperate and untested measures to form a new government.
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For
The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.
The Party Is Over
The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay.
Is Sweden Ungovernable?
The rise of populist parties has made it nearly impossible to form governments across Europe—and the deadlock only fuels support for populists.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
Sweden’s Far Right Has Won the War of Ideas
An election fought on the Sweden Democrats’ terms leaves the far-right party in control of the country’s agenda.
Swedes Can’t Go Home Again
In the run-up to Sweden’s election, one word explains why the country used to feel like a family—and why it now feels adrift.
So Long, Swedish Welfare State?
The model is already a thing of the past. But as this week’s election will show, Sweden will need to keep reforming.