Patrik Oksanen interviewed by the Washington Times

On November 5th the Washington Times published an article about Sweden’s relationship to Russia and the broader security environment of the Baltic and Arctic regions. Stockholm Free World Forum’s Senior Fellow Patrik Oksanen was one of the interviewees.

In fact, the Nordic region has become a geopolitical hot spot not unlike the Cold War’s East and West Germany, said Patrik Oksanen, a senior fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum, a foreign policy think tank.

Melting ice caps in the Arctic will open up resources and shipping lanes that could be a game-changer for Moscow, he said.

“We have seen Russia moving forward with their military installations up in the very, very high north,” Mr. Oksanen said. “You cannot view the Baltic Sea without considering the Arctic, and vice versa.”

Read the article here.