Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and the Europe Center, for an online public event, “The Nordic-Baltic region: Cooperation in NATO’s northeast.” This event will take place on Tuesday, July 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET via livestream.

Since last year’s Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, the security landscape in NATO’s northeast has shifted significantly. New defense plans and strong defense spending, coupled with the historic accession of Sweden and Finland, has reshaped the geopolitical balance in the Baltic Sea region in favor of NATO. Despite this major step forward for regional security, ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine demands a continued focus on stability. The NATO Summit taking place in Washington, DC, presents a pivotal opportunity to solidify allied gains made since last July and send a strong signal to Moscow amid continuing war on the European continent.

This discussion will examine the Nordic-Baltic priorities for the Washington Summit, Nordic-Baltic contributions to NATO’s security, and the Northern European view of the challenges facing the alliance.

This event is part of the Transatlantic Security Initiative’s 2024 NATO Washington Summit campaign. For more information and updates on future events and publications, follow @ACScowcroft.

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In conversation with

Statsråd Tobias Billström

H.E. Tobias Billström
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Kingdom of Sweden

Baiba Braže

H.E. Baiba Braže
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Republic of Latvia

Espen Barth Eide

H.E. Espen Barth Eide
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kingdom of Norway

Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir

H.E. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Gabrielius Landsbergis

H.E. Gabrielius Landsbergis
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Lithuania

Lars Løkke Rasmussen

H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Kingdom of Denmark

Pasi Rajala

Pasi Rajala
Political State Secretary
Republic of Finland

Kyllike Sillaste-Elling
Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Estonia

Moderated by

Mary Louise Kelly

Mary Louise Kelly
Co-host of All Things Considered

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