Massive Increase in Russian Actions in the Nordic–Baltics in 2014: An Interactive Timeline


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In a joint effort, the Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld) and the McCain Institute for International Leadership have created an interactive timeline to illustrate the increase in Russian security incidents in the Nordic-Baltic region. The Nordic-Baltics find themselves in an increasingly dangerous security situation. As of late, security incidents have occurred on almost a daily basis in the region.

The interactive timeline visualizes the dramatic increase in Russian military activity in the region that has taken place this year. Although there has been an uptick in Russian actions since the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, security incidents have been occurring for at least 15 years in the region.

The incidents included in the timeline are of both conventional military nature, such as massive military exercises and breaches of other countries’ air space, and unconventional, so-called “hybrid” character. They consist of intimidations and indicative key incidents occurring between 1999 and 2014 in the air, on land, at sea or under water.

See the interactive map here.

For more information, please contact:

Katarina Tracz, Deputy Director, the Stockholm Free World Forum: + 46 (0) 708 922 188

Erik Brattberg, Senior Fellow the Mccain Institute for International Leadership: + 1 (202) 578 0300

The Stockholm Free World Forum (SFWF) is a foreign and security policy think tank. The SFWF’s aim is to stimulate discussion on the ideas and perspectives guiding Swedish foreign and security policy.

The McCain Institute for International Leadership is a center for research and action in national security and foreign policy. It seeks to promote leadership and decisionmaking, in the best American tradition of open inquiry, spirited discussion and practical action.