On December 8, we partnered with the Norwegian Embassy for its annual Henry Bacon Seminar. This year’s seminar, The North Atlantic–Old Security Landscape Reemerging, focused on the growing security challenges in the North Atlantic, in light of Russia’s increasing assertiveness and military build-up in the region. With the new US administration preparing to take office, the event contributed to the conversations on the US’ future role in European and transatlantic security, as well as what steps NATO Allies and partner countries should take to bolster security and stability, particularly in the North Atlantic region. Expert panelists also explored Russia’s capabilities, modernization plans, and grand strategy for the region, as well as some of the broader threats related to maritime security and the GIUK gap.

The Atlantic Council supported the event, as a part of our long-standing partnership with the MOD, by furnishing select speakers, including Christine Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, and Magnus Nordenman, Director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative with the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council.