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In the News

Aug 11, 2022

Deni in the Wall Street Journal: NATO is Hedging on Its Promise to Protect the Baltics

By John R. Deni

Dr. John Deni and Michael O'Hanlon discuss the importance of enhancing NATO combat power in the Baltic states.

Conflict Eastern Europe

New Atlanticist

Aug 10, 2022

Expert on the ground: What the NATO ratification process looks like from Finland

By Rasmus Hindrén

Helsinki is watching closely as political momentum builds for Finland and Sweden's NATO accession, with military preparation already under way.

Europe & Eurasia NATO
NATO, Finland and Sweden

Issue Brief

Aug 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.

Europe & Eurasia National Security

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The Senate emphatically backs NATO expansion. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council

What political hurdles remain, and what will Sweden and Finland be up to in the meantime? Our experts break it all down.

NATO Northern Europe

In the News

Jul 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.

NATO Northern Europe

AC Selects

Jul 15, 2022

AC Selects: Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren on Ukraine

Event from the week of July 15, 2022 Last week, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren for an AC FrontPage event to discuss how European allies like the Netherlands are adjusting their defense policy to better deter Russia and defend NATO territory. Related events (On Vladimir Putin) He fears liberty, […]

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Jul 15, 2022

Europe ‘must get its act together’ on defense, says Dutch defense minister

By Katherine Walla

Ollongren spoke about supporting Ukraine and shoring up European defense with allies at an Atlantic Council Front Page event.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

AC Selects

Jul 1, 2022

AC Selects: Highlights from The NATO Public Forum

Event from the week of July 1, 2022 Last week, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted the NATO Public Forum on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Madrid to talk to the Alliance’s leaders as well as international security experts. The Forum brought together stakeholders beyond the traditional security and defense community in a discussion […]

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Townsend in VOA News: Biden thanks Erdogan for Dropping Veto on Sweden, Finland NATO Bids

By James J. Townsend Jr.

Jim Townsend discusses the capabilities and strategic advantages Sweden and Finland will bring to NATO.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Vershbow in Politico: NATO rushes to halt Russia, leaving China pivot unresolved

By Alexander Vershbow

Alexander Vershbow discusses the implications of the decisions at the Madrid summit on the future of the alliance.

Conflict Eastern Europe

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