November 29, 2016
On November 29, the Atlantic Council hosted a unique joint roundtable on the future of US-Nordic Defense Cooperation. Janne Kuusela, Defense Policy Director at the Ministry of Defense of Finland, and Johan Lagerlöf, Defense Policy Director at the Ministry of Defense of Sweden led a private discussion on how both Finland and Sweden are approaching the current security environment in Europe. Participants provided insights on further opportunities for US-Finland-Sweden defense cooperation, especially for tackling emerging challenges in the Baltic Sea region. The discussants also explored the implications of the recent US election for the Nordic-Baltic region.