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In the News

Jan 17, 2022

Wieslander interviewed on Gotland’s strategic importance by Belgian VRT

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 14, 2022

Wieslander quoted in New York Times on NATO cohesion & Russia

“Deterring Russia is in the DNA of NATO, because Russia is what can bring existential threats to European nations,” said Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe. “Russia is targeting our elections, our social media, our parliaments and our citizens, and it is become more obvious now that Russia is not part of our value system.”

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 13, 2022

Wieslander in Carnegie Europe’s “Judy Asks: Can diplomacy rescue European security?”

“There is something utterly disturbing about a situation where the perpetrator demands security guarantees and those under threat are willing to discuss them: an Alice-In-Wonderland-Upside-Down kind of feeling,” wrote Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 11, 2022

Wieslander interviewed by Radio Sweden on Russian demands

By Anna Wieslander

Russia’s demands that NATO should not expand any further, or face the consequences, has raised concerns over the security of the two Nordic non-NATO members Sweden and Finland. “This is very troublesome for Sweden… and it is not the first time Russia has done this,” Wieslander said.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 8, 2022

Wieslander quoted in Finnish YLE News on Russian negotiations

By Anna Wieslander

Ahead of US and NATO talks with Russia, Anna Wieslander spoke to the Finnish news outlet YLE on the risks of negotiations as well as NATO allies’ fatigue and fears of enlargement. “It is an uncomfortable situation that the West is negotiating with [Russia] at gunpoint…[and] a very bad situation for Finland and Sweden if […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 7, 2022

Wieslander on Swedish & Finnish NATO enlargement in RUSI interview

By Anna Wieslander

Sweden and Finland’s freedom to potentially join NATO was recently challenged by Russia. Anna Wieslander spoke with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) about the reactions in Stockholm and Helsinki. “Overall, Sweden’s response has not been at the same high level of state officials as the response in Finland. One key explanation for this is that […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Nov 26, 2021

Dungan quoted in The Washington Post on migration dispute between France and UK

Migration Western Europe

In the News

Sep 29, 2021

Haddad in the Financial Times: Europe must wean itself off US defence to reset transatlantic relations

“American priorities are shifting under Joe Biden and the quicker the EU boosts its own ‘strategic autonomy’ the better,” writes Benjamin Haddad in the Financial Times.

Europe & Eurasia Security & Defense

In the News

Sep 3, 2021

Wieslander gives keynote address at Marshall Center European Security Seminar

The seminar “Cooperation or Confrontation in the High North” developed a broader understanding of regional perspectives on the European High North and Baltic region. A keynote address by Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council, highlighted strategic interests and military activities in the region. 

Climate Change & Climate Action Conflict

In the News

Aug 23, 2021

Wieslander quoted in New York Times on Afghanistan

“The withdrawal fiasco will revive the strategic autonomy argument, but the best result, she said, would be ‘a European pillar in NATO’ that could — with major investment — provide some of the strategic airlift, surveillance, reconnaissance and command and control that only the Americans now provide. ‘If we want more capacity and burden-sharing,’ Ms. […]

Afghanistan Europe & Eurasia