Finland’s tango with neutrality and NATO membership

This week’s article on NATO expansion focuses on Finland; its security situation within Europe, and its evolving relationship with NATO. Following the end of World War Two, Finland became a militarily neutral state. Though officially a Western market economy, Finland enjoyed a special relationship with the Soviet Union and the West in the Cold War […]

Sweden and the never ending debate for NATO membership

Sweden has traditionally declared itself a neutral state since the early 19th century, when it lost one third of its territory during the Napoleonic wars including the loss of Finland to Russia. Though its territorial integrity is not in question today, Sweden’s military neutrality has been up for debate since Russia began asserting itself globally. […]

Sovereignty Collapsed: Daesh and the Return of Bandit Kings

Eric Morse and Stéfanie von Hlatky explain how ISIS has transformed our common understanding of borders, sovereignty and the international system in just a couple of years.