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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Demonstrations and attacks continue in the aftermath of the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. But as Nordic soldiers come under attack in Afghanistan, one Swedish conflict consultant feels that the crisis can still be neutralized.

And in ”Business Brief” Mark Cummins explores an American perspective on the Swedish welfare state.

Closing Music: Robyn ”Crash and Burn Girl”

Swedish soldiers came under attack in Aghanistan on Tuesday but despite the escalating violence in the country over the prophet Mohammed cartoons, Sweden has no desire to alter its plans to deploy more troops in Afghanistan next month, as Dave Russell reports:

Diplomats, experts and the media continue to watch the situation with nervous tension. Speaking with Azariah Kiros, Per Erik Körström, a Swedish conflict consultant long working in Syria for the United Nations, feels that the crisis sparked by those cartoons, first published in a Danish newspaper, can still be neutralized:

Time now for Business Brief. In this month’s edition: an American perspective on the Swedish welfare state. Over to Mark Cummins:

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