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Alyson JK Bailes

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Alyson JK Bailes served as deputy head of mission in Norway and Ambassador to Finland before becoming Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Iceland 

The secrets of the Nordic model that has appeared immune to the crisis engulfing the rest of Europe

Alesund, a town in Norway lying beside the Borgund Fjord. Photo:Getty Images/Flickr RF

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