Finland and Sweden should Join NATO

Introduction.

The Russia-Ukraine war has prompted countries such as Sweden and Finland to rethink their policies of non-interference. This has served them in the past and presented them as countries that choose not to meddle in global skirmishes, but Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a stark reminder of how despotism can unseat well-functioning democracies. Sweden has remained non-interventionist since the backlash against the king following Swedish losses in the Napoleonic Wars. The coup d’etat that followed in 1812 caused Jean Baptiste Bernadotte to establish a policy of…

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Henri Kouam

Henri Kouam

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I am an economist and contributor to Nkafu policy, a think tank. I cover global economic, fiscal and monetary policy with policy and asset price implications.