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Swedish explorer Sven Hedin, pictured in 1928
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Radio Sweden Tuesday

In today’s programme we hear how Sweden’s enviable record of cancer treatment is set to be improved even further.

We investigate the concept of risk and threat analysis –globally, nationally and locally – with the outgoing director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

And we have the fourth and final part of our classic series on Sven Hedin, a Swede, feted as one of the last great explorers. In today’s installment we follow Hedin’s final expedition, as well as the support for Nazi Germany that tainted his reputation.

Closing music: The Wannadies, ”You and Me Song”

Across Europe, the chances of surviving cancer are best in Sweden and its Nordic neighbors. As Elisavet Sotiriadou reports, a new screening program in the Swedish capital looks set to improve cancer treatment even further:

The concept of risk was one of the themes for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s annual ’state of world security’ year book which came out recently. The chapter on risk analysis was written by the outgoing SIPRI director, Alyson Bailes, who elaborated her thoughts to reporter to Azariah Kiros:

Here’s George Wood for the fourth and final part of ”Sven Hedin, the Last Great Explorer”, tracing the adventures of the Swede who spent four decades criss-crossing Central Asia and discovering lost cities on the ancient Silk Road:

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