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Nordic Security: From International Outlook to Grave Concerns at Home

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09 Mar 2015 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
Concerns over security in the Baltic Sea have reached the top of the security agenda in the Nordic and Baltic states. Growing tension in the region, including increased military air activity, has changed Nordic perceptions of their neighbour and refocused the attention of policy-makers on the defence capabilities of these states. In both Sweden and Finland, this has contributed to a growing debate about the possibility of joining NATO. In her speech, Dr. Herolf examined the shift in focus from maintaining security abroad to maintaining security at home in the Nordic and Baltic states. 
About the Speaker:
Dr. Gunilla Herolf is a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, where she focuses on Nordic security policy. She is a leading analyst of European security cooperation, including EU Common Security and Defence Policy and NATO. She is also a member of the board of TEPSA (the Trans European Policy Studies Association) and has previously worked as a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on their Euro-Atlantic Security Programme. Prior to that she worked for the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. She has authored numerous books and articles about European security, NATO, Nordic security, and Baltic security.

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP 

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