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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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. 

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Feb 26, 2024

Wieslander interviewed by New York Times

On Monday, February 26, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, was interviewed by New York Times to comment on the Hungarian Parliament’s approval of Sweden’s application to NATO. Regarding Sweden’s role in NATO, Ms. Wieslander says: “Sweden’s main tasks will be to help guard the Baltic Sea and the airspace over Kaliningrad; to ensure the […]

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Feb 15, 2024

Wieslander interviewed in Times Radio

On Friday, February 15, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe was interviewed by Times Radio. Following Navalnys death, Ms. Wieslander gave her impressions of Yulia Navalnaya’s speech at the Munich Security Conference and how it framed the discussions on Russia and its war on Ukraine. She also commented on the fragile post-war transatlantic consensus and the urgent […]

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Feb 12, 2024

Wieslander interviewed by Svenska Dagbladet

On Sunday, February 11, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, was interviewed by Svenska Dagbladet on Russia’s military build-up in the Arctic and NATO. “For Russia, the Kola Peninsula is militarily linked to the Baltic Sea and their base in Kaliningrad. Now that Finland and Sweden will soon join NATO, they feel crowded in the […]

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Jan 25, 2024

Wieslander interviewed on TV 4 Nyhetsmorgon

On Thursday, January 25, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon following the Turkish parliament’s approval of Sweden’s membership to NATO. Has every country undergone a two-year entry process? Is it possible to change one’s mind once the ratification process has started? Anna Wieslander answers viewers’ questions about NATO. In response to […]

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Jan 24, 2024

Wieslander interviewed on Radio Sweden

P1 Morgon On January 24, Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe, was interviewed by Radio Sweden, “P1 Morgon” discussing the approval of Sweden’s NATO accession by the Turkish parliament. “Now the same thing must happen in Hungary. The Hungarian Parliament also needs to ratify Sweden’s NATO application”, she says.

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Jan 23, 2024

Wieslander interviewed on Radio Sweden

Radio Sweden, Studio Ett On January 23, Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe, was interviewed by Radio Sweden, “Studio Ett” following Turkey’s parliament’s approval of Sweden’s accession to NATO. In response to the question of what Sweden’s role will be in NATO, Anna Wieslander highlights three important points:

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Dec 9, 2023

Wieslander interviewed on TV 4 Nyhetsmorgon

On Saturday, December 9, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon to discuss the current situation, the new Swedish-American defense agreement, and Ukraine. Wieslander’s key messages were: – The international situation is very serious. – The agreement with the USA is beneficial for Sweden, given the importance of deterrence and the need […]

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Nov 28, 2023

Wieslander interviewed on Radio Sweden

P1 Morgon On November 28, NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels. Sveriges Radio speaks to Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council, discussing how close or far away Sweden is from NATO membership. In response to the question of whether Sweden is in too much of a hurry to become a NATO […]

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Nov 28, 2023

Wieslander on BerlinsideOut’s podcast

Northern Outlooks: New Germany-scepticism in the Nordics? On November 28, Anna Wieslander participated in BerlinsideOut’s podcast episode “Northern Outlook: New Germany-scepticism in the Nordics?”. Along with Minna Ålander, Tuomas Iso-Markku, and Kim Olsen she discussed Germany’s relationship with the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. With Finland having joined NATO to counter the […]

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