Issue BriefAug 8, 2022
Sweden and Finland are on their way to NATO membership. Here’s what needs to happen next.
By John R. Deni
In response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden took the historic step of applying to join NATO. Both nations will bring modern capabilities that will help defend against malign actors. As Finland and Sweden's membership is forthcoming, Alliance leaders, NATO watchers, and transatlantic security experts need to consider how to fully integrate the new allies, include them in operational plans, and best enhance defense of a longer border with Russia.
In the NewsJul 26, 2022
Michel quoted in Helsingin Sanomat: Why is Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership progressing exceptionally fast in the US
TSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Leo Michel was quoted in the Finnish outlet Helsingin Sanomat discussing why Finland and Sweden's NATO membership is progressing exceptionally fast in the US.
AC SelectsJul 15, 2022
AC Selects: Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren on Ukraine
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AC SelectsJul 1, 2022
AC Selects: Highlights from The NATO Public Forum
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