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Study This Picture: Why Sweden Joining NATO Is Such a Big Deal

Study This Picture: Why Sweden Joining NATO Is Such a Big Deal

By Stavros Atlamazoglou, The National Interest

Months after the Swedish government announced that it would seek to join NATO, the Scandinavian country is closer to becoming a member of the transatlantic alliance.

Turkey, a member of NATO but also the biggest hurdle in Sweden’s candidacy, has relented after months of carrot and stick diplomacy. Now Stockholm is on the brink of becoming the 32nd member-state and joining in the wake of its neighbor and ally Finland. Hungary is the last remaining hurdle.

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