Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and Future Europe Initiative for a public event on “Strategic challenges in the Baltic Sea region: Russia, deterrence, and reassurance” on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC, 20005).

As an assertive Russia continues to threaten the stability and security of the Baltic Sea region, NATO’s deterrence posture and readiness continues to evolve. The nations of Northern Europe are also working to address the current gaps in national defense capabilities and ensure the security of the Baltic Sea region.

At this crucial juncture for the future of Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region the Atlantic Council is hosting a public discussion on the new book “Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance” edited by Council senior fellow Ann-Sofie Dahl. This new book sheds light on the complex security challenges of the Baltic Sea region, and provides insights on next steps for bolstering defense and deterrence in the region.


Dr. Ann-Sofie Dahl
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Dr. Andres Kasekamp
Professor, Elmar Tampold Chair of Estonian Studies
University of Toronto

Dr. Robert Lieber
Professor, Department of Government
Georgetown University 

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