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Åland Islands’ Significance to Security in the Baltic Sea Region
Åland Islands’ Significance to Security in the Baltic Sea Region

Author(s): Wojciech Lorenz, Szymon Zareba
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Åland Islands; Finland; Baltic Sea Region; international law; Russia; Security
Summary/Abstract: Regardless of recent reports of the possible re-militarisation of the Åland Islands, Finland will strengthen its ability to defend them, upholding the international agreements defining their special status. The key to the security of the archipelago will be military cooperation between Finland and Sweden. However, to enhance the credibility of deterrence of Russia in the region, including nuclear, more frequent exercises involving NATO countries, especially the U.S. and UK, will be required.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English