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Tue, May 18, 2021

Predictable strategy and unpredictable operations: The implications of agility in Northern Europe

As the US military becomes increasingly agile, its evolving strategy and activities pose implications for cooperation with allies, deterrence, and stability in Northern Europe.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Conor Rodihan, Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Wed, May 12, 2021

Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region

Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Wieslander as a panelist at Princeton University Center for International Security Studies (CISS) Annual Conference, “Europe and the Future of Security”

In the News

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

How Russia, China, and climate change are shaking up the Arctic

The Kremlin’s increasing military activities in the Arctic are worrying Norway—the only NATO member country that borders Russia north of the Arctic Circle. Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norway’s minister of defense, outlined his concerns.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The Arctic is a place of unusual international cooperation. Can that last?

For decades, Norway’s policy towards neighboring Russia has balanced “between deterrence and reassurance” and combined “firmness and predictability,” says Ine Eriksen Søreide, the country’s minister of foreign affairs. “This policy remains unchanged. But it has become an ever more challenging task in the face of a steadily deteriorating security environment.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Wieslander moderates Nordics and the High North: A collective defence and detterence outlook at the British Embassy Stockholm

In the News

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Wieslander as a panelist at the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge: The Baltic after Brexit

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

Set NATO’s sights on the High North: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Security in the Arctic is waiting on no one. NATO needs a strategy for defense and deterrence in the High North before it is outflanked.

NATO 20/2020 by James Danoy and Marisol Maddox

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

European leadership: Transatlantic relations and the future of Belarus

The Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office organized a webinar on the topic of ”European Leadership: Transatlantic relations and the Future of Belarus”.

Event Recap

Belarus Coronavirus