Swedengate Was a Lesson in How Easily Misinformation Spreads
One person’s anecdote became a false lesson in national character.
Americans, Like Swedes, Need Help Telling Fact From Fiction
A botched disinformation board shouldn’t be the end of efforts to educate the public.
What Are Sweden and Finland Thinking?
European leaders have reassessed Russia’s intentions and are balancing against the threat that Putin poses to the territorial status quo.
NATO Countries Begin Ushering Finland and Sweden Into the Fold
The U.K. and several Nordic countries have offered security guarantees to what could be NATO’s newest members.
The NATO Accession Sweden Never Saw Coming
Finland has taken the lead, but its famously skeptical neighbor is following.
Is Weakening Russia a Bad Idea?
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s comments raise questions about Washington’s endgame in Ukraine.
‘Thanks, Putin’: Finnish and Swedish Lawmakers Aim for NATO Membership
Politicians who have long called for Finland and Sweden to join NATO seem poised to finally get their wish.
How Finland Could Tilt the Balance Against Putin
Helsinki joining NATO is his worst nightmare—apart from losing Ukraine.
Russia Is Driving Sweden and Finland Closer to NATO
Moscow’s aggression may have permanently changed Nordic security debates.
Finland and Sweden Are Done With Deference to Russia
Even if the two Nordic countries don’t join NATO, they have signaled a new era in relations with Moscow.
Even Sweden Doesn’t Want Migrants Anymore
Sweden’s generous response to the 2015 refugee crisis may have permanently dented its moral worldview.
Scandinavia’s Horror Renaissance and the Global Appeal of ‘Fakelore’
“Midsommar” and “The Ritual” are steeped in Scandinavian folklore. Or are they?
Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias.
The Inside Story of How Sweden Botched Its Coronavirus Response
Stockholm denies pursuing herd immunity. But internal emails show Swedish officials were resigned to mass infections all along.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Swedes can’t figure out their government’s coronavirus approach, a progressive push on U.S. foreign policy, and an honest assessment of the Arab Spring’s fallout.
Sweden’s Second Wave Is a Failure of Government—and Guidance
The country’s contrarian approach to the COVID-19 pandemic was meant to prove that trust in authorities could avert lockdowns. Instead, mixed messaging and political squabbles have led to an exploding epidemic.