A Regional Approach for Nordic-Baltic Defense Cooperation

On March 31, the Atlantic Council hosted a private workshop aimed at building a regional approach for Nordic-Baltic defense cooperation. The event convened a range of Nordic and Baltic experts, embassy representatives, and US government officials to develop new and actionable policy proposals to strengthen regional security and stability. Panel discussions focused on assessing Russian power in the Nordic-Baltic region and filling the capabilities gaps in the Baltic Sea.

This workshop represented a first step toward mapping out current and future Russian and Allied defense capabilities, development, and planning in the region. The conversation explored how NATO allies and partners can better align resources to bolster defense and deterrence against the Russian challenge.

The session formed part of the Council’s long-standing focus on Nordic-Baltic security, with additional programming planned throughout 2016.