A Russian tank in Georgia

Does Russia Pose a Threat to Sweden?

As fighting broke out between Russia and Georgia, some Swedish politicians and opinion makers are asking if this Nordic nation has not weakened its defenses while ignoring neighboring Russia just across the Baltic Sea.

We asked Bo Huldt, Professor of Strategic Studies at the National Defense College, if Sweden and the rest of Western Europe have not closed their eyes to a possible threat.

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