In the brief Challenges of modern deterrence and Swedish interests, Leo Michel, Non-resident senior fellow at Atlantic Council, explains the basics of military deterrence and further elaborates on how the geopolitical shift and technological advancements have changed the concept of deterrence since the Cold war era and what its new intricate features are, especially concerning nuclear arms. Additionally, he describes how these are affecting Sweden, whether Sweden likes it or not.
Leo Michel is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Previously, he served for 16 years in the Office of the Secretary of Defence at the Pentagon. His positions included: Director for NATO Policy; Director for Non-Nuclear Arms Control; Deputy U.S. Representative to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Consultative Commission; and Deputy Director, Verification Policy. During 1996-99, he was also the Defence Department representative at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.