On May 18th, 2022, the Swedish and Finnish NATO ambassadors formally submitted their membership applications to the alliance. In doing so, they ended decades – in Sweden’s case, centuries – of military nonalignment and overlapping but varied security arrangements in the Nordics and Baltics. Sweden and Finland, whose bilateral defense cooperation has deepened substantially in recent years, will now contribute to NATO’s defense of the Arctic and the Baltic Sea region.
In the forthcoming anthology “Stronger Together – Sweden and Finland on the Road Toward NATO”, launched in cooperation between Stockholm Free World Forum and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, writers from Sweden, Finland, and beyond explore how Sweden and Finland will adapt to NATO and vice versa. The chapters deal with topics such as how Sweden and Finland will contribute to burden sharing and specialization within NATO, what lessons can be drawn from past enlargements, and how Sweden and Finland can help the alliance deal with hybrid threats.
Welcome to an exclusive pre-launch of the anthology, during which several authors and analysts will present their take on Sweden’s and Finland’s path towards NATO and their role as future members of the alliance.
The doors will open at 11h15. A light lunch will be served.
At the event, it will be possible to pre-order the book at a discount price.
On the panel:
Ann-Sofie Dahl, Docent of International Relations and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow, Stockholm Free World Forum
Minna Ålander, Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
Patrik Oksanen, Senior Fellow, Stockholm Free World Forum
Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
The discussion will be moderated by Katarina Tracz, Director of Stockholm Free World Forum, and Gabriele Baumann, Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Nordic Countries project.