With the Ukrainian war still raging in the backdrop, Finland and Sweden have made their choice to join NATO, bringing the Alliance dangerously close to Russia’s doorstep. This brings a set of new security concerns and deterrence for Russia, not to mention major economic setbacks for the Nordic region overall. The potential addition to the NATO family is also ruffling the feathers of the other members. What are the consequences of this move by Finland and Sweden? Marjuka Binte Afzal, Research Associate, discusses these points in the commentary “Finland and Sweden for NATO: Implications and Expectations”.