- US Congressmen from the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee were in Stockholm today, and told media they were confident of Swedish NATO membership in October.
- Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström also believes Turkey will ratify Sweden’s application in October when their parliament reopens after the summer break.
- ”I don’t see this as a promise in the air,” he tells Radio Sweden, saying the summer’s Quran protests have not made a substantial change.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Northern premiers say Canada can’t have Arctic security without infrastructure, The Canadian Press
China: Satellite imagery reveals construction progress on new Chinese Antarctic base, Eye on the Arctic
Denmark: Danish policy prioritizes low-conflict Arctic amidst Russian tensions, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Icelandic embassy suspends operations in Moscow, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Svalbard’s travails in a changing Arctic, Blog by Marc Lanteigne
Russia: Russia relocates Tu-22M3 bombers to Kola Peninsula after drone attack, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: US bombers land in northern Sweden for first time, Radio Sweden
United States: Russian, Chinese vessels near Alaska reminder of ‘new era of aggression’: Senators, Eye on the Arctic