The Northern Europe office works in particular on forging a strong US-Northern Europe agenda in light of the reinvigorated transatlantic relationship that has resulted from Finland’s accession into NATO and Sweden’s bid for membership. The office, headed by Anna Wieslander, participates in the public debate, provides analysis and publications, and arranges workshops, seminars, and conferences that bring together policymakers and a diverse group of stakeholders in order to forge solutions that address challenges critical to the future of Europe and the transatlantic relationship.
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New Atlanticist Apr 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.
Issue Brief Jan 6, 2023
How allied Sweden and Finland can secure Northern Europe
By Anna Wieslander, Eric Adamson, Jesper Lehto
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.
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Voices from the North Podcast
In this four-part podcast series, Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe in Stockholm, brings forth voices and perspectives of those studying and most affected by a changing Arctic. This podcast is part of a project made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.
Podcast Apr 22, 2022
Episode 1: “Living in the Arctic”
Anu Fredriksson, Executive Director for Arctic Frontiers, gives a local perspective on living in the Arctic. Anu is originally from Oulu in Northern Finland and has worked with Arctic issues for over a decade.
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