U.S. Ambassador to NATO
ADM, Former Chief of Defence, Finland
MG, Chief of Defence, Estonia
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?
Nord Stream 2 bypasses Ukraine, reducing the value of Ukraine’s gas transit system to Europe, increasing the probability of military threats from Russia, decreasing the reliability of gas supply to Ukraine and hurting the Ukrainian economy.
In my 2015 report, “The Coming Storm” (2015) I highlighted the strategic incoherence of the Baltic Sea region.