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Sweden's NATO Accession


Sweden's accession to NATO marks a "dramatic and historical shift" of its security policy and means the alliance can "project force more effectively across Scandinavia", a defence and security thinktank has said. Stockholm cleared the final hurdle to joining NATO yesterday as Hungary dropped its opposition after months of delays. Dr Neil Melvin, director of international security at the Royal United Services Institute, said it overturns Sweden's history of neutrality "that stretches back to the Napoleonic period".