Please join the Atlantic Council for a public conversation on “Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defense and Dialogue” on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m at the Atlantic Council's Headquarters (1030 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005).

With the resurgence of great power competition as a major challenge to transatlantic security, Northern Europe has once again emerged as an area of strategic relevance for the US and its Allies. Evolving geopolitical dynamics, changing warfare, and new capabilities have further contributed to turbulence in the region, demanding a stronger response and updated strategy from US and European leaders.
Convening a panel of experts from both sides of the Atlantic, this discussion will focus on how key NATO allies can respond to the complex situation in Northern Europe through a mix of effective deterrence, ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with Russia. The conversation will feature several coauthors of the new Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Whitehall Paper on this topic, which will also be launched at the event.

Register now by clicking the RSVP button above. We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

Security in Northern Europe:
Deterrence, Defense and Dialogue

 Welcomed by:
Barry Pavel
Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Introduction by:
John Andreas Olsen
Defense Attaché
Embassy of Norway, London;
Visiting Professor
Swedish Defense University;
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Discussion with:
Svein Efjestad 
Policy Director
Ministry of Defense of Norway

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Rolf Tamnes
Professor, Center for Norwegian and European Security
Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies

Moderated by:
Kathleen J. McInnis
Specialist in International Security
Congressional Research Service;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council