17 January 2018
Swedish Membership in NATO: To Be or Not to Be?
In Sweden, it is Sälen time again. In January each year, Swedes interested in national and international security issues convene in the enchanting...
27 December 2017
The Future of Swedish-Baltic Defence Integration
For many years, the Swedish Navy and the Swedish Air Force have been conducting exercises together with its Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian...
13 December 2017
Trump’s Move on Jerusalem
On 22 May 2017, Donald Trump became the first sitting US President to set foot in the Old City of Jerusalem.
4 December 2017
Finland’s NATO Membership: An Opportunity Disappearing Beyond the Horizon?
Each year, toward the end of November, excitement begins to build up among the Finnish foreign and defense policy cognoscenti, as the results of an...
20 November 2017
The Train of EU Defence Cooperation Moves on - End Station TBA
With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of...
14 November 2017
Poland and Ukraine: a Strategic Argument
The rapid cooling of relations between Ukraine and Poland is not a bolt from the blue—in fact, they have occasionally been problematic before.
25 October 2017
An Exercise of Tension: Zapad 2017 Undeclared Messages for Ukraine's Security
The tension escalated by media reporting which surrounded the preparation and conduct of the Russian-Belarus exercises Zapad 2017 has demonstrated the...
24 October 2017
Zapad and Beyond: a Look at Russian Naval Activities Through the Summer of 2017
Despite its conclusion just over a month ago, Russia’s military exercise Zapad 2017 has left western observers with many unanswered questions.