After Saudi feud, Sweden debates a 'feminist' global role

March 16, 2015 6:41 AM

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After Saudi feud, Sweden debates a 'feminist' global role

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - In a few months, Sweden's minority government has managed to antagonize both Israel and the Arab world, while also angering business leaders at home as Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom steadfastly pursues human rights and feminism.

Wallstrom's agenda, and the criticism it has drawn, has exposed a struggle over Sweden's identity and whether it should become what some politicians call a "moral great power", or prioritize security and an export-led economy.

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