Norwegian drama series triggers diplomatic episode


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks at a media briefing during a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministers council at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 24 June 2015

When fiction provokes reality, it is usually thrilling

On October 4th,  a Norwegian commercial TV channel is airing Okkupert (Occupied), that is, a ten episode mini series fictional drama featuring a Russian invasion of Norway.

The story is about Russia invading Norway to assume control of its abundant oil and gas resources. Authored by the world renowned crime writer, Jo Nesbo, it is clear that the story is purely fictional. The scenario imagines the US have pulling out of NATO and Brussels approving of Russia’s invasion.

Still, producers adm...

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