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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

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

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Event recap | At the crossroads of emerging technologies and security during the pandemic

On Thursday, December 3, the Embassy of Finland and the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center convened a partially public, partially private roundtable to discuss the impact technology on contemporary society, politics, and transatlantic relations. The roundtable sought to consider specific policy steps that could build trust in governments, corporations, and technologies alike, both in the United States and Europe, so as to overcome the numerous technological challenges of the present and issues poised for the future.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Wieslander joins Security in the 21st Century to discuss Sweden – NATO relationship, European strategic autonomy, and Belarus

In the News

Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

How critical science infrastructure investments help put Arctic security challenges on ice

The strategic importance of the Arctic has not yet been matched with corresponding US infrastructure investments in military, economic, and scientific research programs.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Schmitt

National Security NATO

Sun, Nov 8, 2020

FAST THINKING: How Europe will react to a Biden presidency

While many European leaders may hope for a smoother relationship with President-elect Joe Biden—compared to a rocky four years with President Donald Trump—will both sides of the Atlantic be able to smooth over their differences?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Central Europe Elections

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Wieslander in The Washington Times: ‘Russian aggression’: Sweden to reconstitute armed forces over feared attack

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Kroenig quoted in SVT Nyheter on Swedish security policy

On October 25, Matthew Kroenig was quoted in an SVT Nyheter article titled “The expert: This is how Swedish security policy will be affected by the future president of the United States.” Kroenig explained the differences between the potential Trump and Biden administration transatlantic policies that would begin in 2021.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Northern Europe