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In response to the change in the security environment after 2014, militarily non-aligned Sweden and Finland are developing their defence cooperation with NATO and the USA and strengthening their bilateral defence…
For quite some time, territorial defence seemed to be an obsolete need, a leftover from the Cold War era. However, Russia’s overt and covert uses of military force—against Georgia in 2008 and against Ukraine since 2014…
In January 2018, Denmark adopted a new Defence Agreement for 2018–2023 – a cross-party strategy for the development of the Danish armed forces.
Sweden, Finland and Denmark have seen a revival of the debate on the Nord Stream 2 project in recent months.
Russia’s increasingly aggressive policy and its enhanced activity in the Nordic-Baltic region has led to revaluations in Sweden’s and Finland’s security policies.
The Baltic states have responded to the increasing Russian military potential by taking measures to strengthen their own military potential.
The key factor is the Russian perception of NATO’s activities and the credibility of the Alliance’s security guarantees for the Baltic states.
The Baltic states have decided to adapt their Territorial Defence Forces to new threats by making a number of changes to their functioning.
The Baltic states’ reaction to the threat from Russia has demonstrated that the level of cooperation between them is low.
It is highly likely that, due to a coalition compromise, the current course of Sweden’s security policy will be maintained following the parliamentary election.