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№156: Adapting NATO’s Conventional Force Posture in the Nordic-Baltic Region
№156: Adapting NATO’s Conventional Force Posture in the Nordic-Baltic Region

Author(s): Artur Kacprzyk, Karsten Friis
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: NATO; conventional force posture; Nordic-Baltic Region
Summary/Abstract: The security of NATO members in the Nordic-Baltic region is interconnected by such factors as the possibility of geographical escalation, the importance of securing the North Atlantic for U.S. reinforcement of Europe, and the key role of cooperation with NATO partners Sweden and Finland. NATO must consider these interconnections as it continues to adapt to the challenge posed by Russia. NATO’s further adaptation should fill in the gaps in Allied force posture and be guided by an overarching principle of ensuring coherence between its existing elements and new ones. Given Poland and Norway’s close views on NATO and transatlantic relations, as well as their credibility rooted in their various contributions to the Alliance, the countries should jointly advocate a coherent process in the Nordic-Baltic region.

  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English