Is NATO taking over the Arctic?
Marten Lindberg, ISN Blog, 22 August
This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
Five of the eight Arctic Council states are NATO members. So far, 2012 has also been a year where Swedes and Fins have moved closer toward full membership of alliance. If Sweden and Finland were to join, which seems plausible, NATO members would occupy 7 out of the total 8 seats in the Arctic Council.