Sweden has occupied an increasingly important role in Northern Europe’s defense architecture as Russia ratchets up tensions in the Nordic-Baltic region. Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, the Baltic Sea region has been the arena for Russia snap exercises, military build-up, and close encounters between Russian and Western military air and sea forces. Finland and Sweden, both important NATO partners, have critical roles to play in securing Europe’s northern flank. But NATO and the United States still grapple with how to fit both countries into defense and contingency planning as the specter of a West-Russia stand-off heightens.

Please join the Atlantic Council on October 26, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as it convenes a leading group of experts to discuss important US-Sweden defense relationship. The event serves as the release of the Atlantic Council’s new issue brief: “The future of US-Swedish defense cooperation.”

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