“[Anna Wieslander] pointed to the fact that Sweden’s and Finland’s membership was crucial to NATO’s security in terms of defense and deterrence regarding the new Russian threat, and when it comes to the new long-term strategic competition with China. ‘This is really a time for everyone to speak up and say: Turkey cannot go on like this,’ Wieslander said.”
Tue, Feb 7, 2023
New Atlanticist By
Finland proceeding without Sweden should be a last resort because of all the strategic and logistical difficulties it would create.
Fri, Jan 6, 2023
Issue Brief By
NATO is approaching its ninth round of enlargement. The accession of Sweden and Finland—two solid democracies and defenders of the international-rules based order—into the Alliance will strengthen the core of the transatlantic community.
Wed, Feb 22, 2023
What I heard in Munich: Four fears are holding the West back from quicker, bolder support for Ukraine
New Atlanticist By Anna Wieslander
There is fear of escalation, fear of having Ukraine fully in the European family, fear of a defeated Russia, and fear of a defeated Ukraine.