Sandwiched between Russia and NATO ally Norway, both Sweden and Finland have maintained neutrality in global conflicts. That changed in February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Turkey’s veto on Finland and Sweden joining the alliance is part of a complex political game being played by Ankara.
The nation’s military strengths will add a considerable amount to Nato’s capabilities around the Baltic, an expert says.
Turkey risks losing influence by blocking Sweden and Finland’s membership of Nato, says an expert.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.
Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join Nato are a symbol of a major shake-up of the European security order.
Finland was recently ranked, for the fifth year in a row, as the world’s happiest country. Trust in others in society plays a large role in what makes people there – and elsewhere – happy.
The Arctic Council was the world’s primary forum for cooperation among the eight Arctic nations and a channel for diplomacy – until Russia launched a war.
History tells us that neutrality rarely works as a mechanism for preventing conflict.
To remain neutral, Finland had to surrender power to the Soviet Union during the cold war.
Most people who received some money experienced less hunger, sickness and depression, both before and after Kenya imposed restrictions in the pandemic.
Children need the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by experts in ways they can understand. A briefing may reduce children’s anxiety and increase their understanding of the pandemic.
It is no accident that those leaders who have responded worst to this crisis have also been the main sources of countless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
The world rightly expressed shock and dismay at Donald Trump’s suspension of US funding for WHO. To respond, other governments, funders and citizens are urgently needed to fill the gap.
My year of buying almost nothing saved me thousands of dollars – but also taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
It has become common to believe that if babies sleep in these boxes, it will help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, the research does not back this up.
The winter of 2018-19 claimed 200 reindeer in Svalbard, Norway, according to a recent census.
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Other countries seem happy to pay more tax than we do, and they are among the world’s top performers.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.