New AtlanticistApr 26, 2023
A glimpse of Sweden in NATO: Gotland could be a game-changer for Baltic defense
By Anna Wieslander and Eric Adamson
Sweden's largest military exercise in twenty-five years highlights the strategically important island of Gotland in defending NATO allies.
Eric Adamson was a project manager at the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe office in Stockholm, where he is responsible for programming and analysis on Sweden’s NATO membership as well as Arctic and Baltic Sea security. Through August 2023, he was also a project manager for the Swedish Defense Association, focusing on the defense industry and European rearmament.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Adamson was senior associate at the American Jewish Committee in Berlin, Germany. He is currently a Swedish representative of the World Jewish Congress Diplomatic Corps.
Adamson received a master’s degree in European studies from Freie Universität Berlin, where he completed a traineeship with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and conducted thesis research in Kyiv. He has a BA in European studies and German from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Adamson has held internships at the US Embassy in Norway and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.