Making sense of Finland’s shift away from a decades-long policy of military nonalignment.
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Despite widespread support for a record-fast accession into NATO, Sweden’s path to membership has been slow and contentious.
Finland’s NATO bid has raised concerns about Russia’s reaction. But the Finnish comprehensive security concept, with its emphasis on foresight, has effectively neutralized the eastern neighbor’s threats.
Those inclined to urge Finlandization as a solution for Ukraine should understand what the term actually means.