Why Finland Will Seek NATO Membership And Why I Still Think We Shouldn’t

“So all hope for nuclear disarmament and moving ahead with the TPNW has not been lost, even in this dark period of war and threats to use nuclear weapons. At the same time, knowledge of the disastrous consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and the demand for urgent nuclear disarmament has increased. Even within NATO, we in Finland can continue to work for this.”

Banish nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth forever.

IPPNW peace and health blog

by Kati Juva, PSR-Finland

Finland for decades has regarded itself as part of Western society, with shared values such as human rights and democracy. Step by step we have come loose from the sphere of interest of Russia and the former Soviet Union, first by ending our Agreement of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in 1991, when the Soviet Union came to its end, then by joining the European Union and many other European organizations starting in 1995.


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