Anna Wieslander is a director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council and concurrently serves as secretary general of the Swedish Defence Association, a non-political NGO, which for nearly 130 years has promoted knowledge on defence and security among the Swedish public. She also chairs the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm, is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences and an alumni scholar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Wieslander was previously a deputy director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). She has held positions as Head of the Speaker’s Office in the Swedish Parliament, Secretary of the Swedish Defence Commission and Deputy Director of the Swedish Defence Ministry. She has also served as a communications director in the private sector.