December 17, 2009

Seminar on the future prospects of Nordic-Baltic defence co-operation

On December 21, the International Centre for Defence Studies organised a seminar and discussion on the future prospects of Nordic-Baltic defence co-operation and on how it interfaces with NATO’s security arrangements.

On December 21, the International Centre for Defence Studies organised a seminar and discussion on the future prospects of Nordic-Baltic defence co-operation and on how it interfaces with NATO’s security arrangements.

21.12.2009
On December 21, the International Centre for Defence Studies organised a seminar and discussion on the future prospects of Nordic-Baltic defence co-operation and on how it interfaces with NATO’s security arrangements.
Distracted by Afghanistan and weakened by internal divisions, NATO’s ability to provide a solid security guarantee for the Baltic States has come under increasing scrutiny. Could a Nordic option fill the gap? What are the obstacles to increased co-operation with non-NATO Finland and Sweden?
These challenging questions were tackled by Mr Edward Lucas, who is Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for The Economist, Major General Karlis Neretnieks, currently a research fellow at the Swedish Defence Research Agency and the Institute of Security and Development Policy, and Mr Margus Kolga, Director General of the First Political Department of the Estonian Foreign Ministry.
The discussion panel was moderated by Riina Kaljurand, Deputy Director of the ICDS. The working language was English.

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