What security challenges for Northern Europe? The perspective of the Nordic countries and the United States

Monday 12 February 2024


The geography of Northern Europe and the "contact zones" between the Alliance and Russia is shifting with the (impending) accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Consequently, the Baltic Sea is transformed into a "NATO lake," and all Arctic nations—excluding Russia, of course—become NATO members. The purpose of this seminar is to analyze the effects of these additions for Finland, Sweden, and the two Baltic and Arctic theaters. Additionally, it will investigate security cooperation within the region as well as with external parties, notably the United States and the United Kingdom. What are the ongoing discussions, and what issues still need to be addressed?

Monday 12th February 10 to 12 am.

Irsem - Military School - ESGA Amphitheater





Speaker: Barbara Kunz (SIPRI)

Discussant: Martin Quencez (GMF)

Barbara Kunz is a senior researcher and director of the European Security Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Before joining SIPRI in October 2023, she worked notably for the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) in Hamburg and the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) in Paris. In 2023, Barbara Kunz spent five months in Washington, D.C., as a Helmut Schmidt Fellow with the German Marshall Fund. Her research focuses on European security, both within relevant organizations such as NATO, the EU, and the OSCE, and in the broader Euro-Atlantic context. She is particularly interested in European and transatlantic debates on the future European security architecture. The U.S./NATO-Russia strategic context and its implications for Europe are also part of her research interests.



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