Finland and Sweden: The Road to NATO

May 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Event Overview

Finland and Sweden are positioning to join NATO, a move that would have implications for European security and end decades of non-alignment for both countries.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rapidly altered the security landscape in Europe, particularly for Finland and Sweden. Both nations are now positioning to join the NATO alliance, a move that would have major implications for security in Northern Europe and end decades of military non-alignment for both countries, reshaping the region’s geopolitics. How might these developments impact transatlantic security, relations with Russia, and the war in Ukraine?


H.E. Mikko Hautala, Finnish Ambassador to the United States 

H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Swedish Ambassador to the United States

Moderated by:  

Kurt Volker, Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

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