On June 11, the Atlantic Council collaborated with the Embassy of Estonia to host a private strategy session on NATO’s deterrence capabilities and crisis management systems through the lens of Nordic-Baltic security challenges.

The strategy session addressed practical steps the United States and other NATO member states might take to deter armed attack and avoid unwanted escalation in early crisis stages, information-sharing and coordination between individual NATO member states, and NATO’s early warning capabilities. Participants also discussed the potential roles of regional NATO partners such as Finland and Sweden in crisis management.

This event was a part of the Atlantic Council’s Initiative on Nordic-Baltic Security, which aims to raise awareness in Washington on Nordic-Baltic security issues, provides a forum for informed discussion and debate on the region and its role in the world, and develops policy proposals on how greater regional cooperation can better address key foreign policy and security challenges.