Virtual Event

Finland and Sweden: The Road to NATO

May 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
NATO Nordic Countries Regional Security Russia Transatlantic Defense and Security
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.

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By: Amelia Martin

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?

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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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