Ahead of the Swedish general election on 11 September, we take a look at why the far-right party has risen in the polls and whether a recent recovery by the ruling Social Democrats means the country’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, will be able to retain power.
Journalist and academic Dominic Hinde joins the New Statesman’s executive editor, Megan Gibson, to discuss the election’s main issues, what’s happened to the traditional conservative bloc and how Swedes view their place in the world.
The Nordic leaders’ fight against far-right misogyny
The biggest challenge for Sweden’s new prime minister: tackling rampant gang crime
Sweden’s decision to join Nato isn’t just about security
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