U.S. Ambassador to NATO
ADM, Former Chief of Defence, Finland
MG, Chief of Defence, Estonia
Senior Lecturer at the National Defence College
MG, Former Chief of Operations, Swedish Central Joint Command
Deputy Editorial Page Editor/Columnist, The Washington Post
In the next few months Finland and Sweden will likely become the 31st and 32nd members of NATO. What kind of Allies will they be, and what will this mean for the security of the Nordic-Baltic region?
Russia’s war in Ukraine has prompted Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to accelerate the building of their armed forces.
The intelligence disaster in the spring of 2022 was so big that Putin couldn’t ignore it. The repressions were anticipated and quick to follow. But then, something changed.