By Sigurd Neubauer
The Nordic region, comprising Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland – along with the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – represent an important geopolitical block at a time of climate change and global power competition between the United States and China.
The Nordic countries are known for their rich and diverse cultures but are also linked through shared values. They are committed to collective security through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NAT0).
While Finland and Sweden are applying for NATO membership, the U.S. remains indispensable for Nordic security.
Here are some of my previous publications on Nordic security:
How Norway is Transforming its Armed Forces
The Cipher Brief, April 2, 2017
NATO’s Northern Alliance: How Berlin, London, and Oslo Can Strengthen Ties
Foreign Affairs, March 15, 2017
Norway, an Exemplar of NATO Burden-Sharing
Foreign Affairs, February 2, 2017
The Plan to Deploy U.S. Troops to Norway
Foreign Affairs, November 9, 2016
How The Joint Strike Fighter Seeks To Preserve Air Supremacy For Decades To Come
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, September 8, 2017
Norway, the Joint Strike Fighter Program and its Implications for Transatlantic Defense Industrial Cooperation
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The Nordic countries are known for their rich and diverse cultures but are also linked through shared values