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Sweden finally joins NATO: What the accession means for Stockholm, its new allies...

• Daily Mail

It's taken nearly two years of political jousting and a war of words with multiple member states - not to mention a series of menacing threats from Vladimir Putin

But Sweden has now formally joined NATO in what constitutes a stunning break with a two-century-long policy of military neutrality. 

Prompted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Scandinavian nation and its Nordic partner Finland conducted a comprehensive review of its longstanding national security policy and just two months later applied to join the mammoth bloc.