In the seven years since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and armed intervention in Eastern Ukraine, NATO, individual Allies, and Partners (such as Finland and Sweden) have taken important steps to strengthen their deterrence and defense postures. Further adaptation, within and outside the Alliance framework, will be needed to meet evolving military and non-military challenges in and beyond the European theater. However, formulating a coherent Western response — never an easy task– will be complicated by competing priorities and different threat assessments among some Allies and Partners, as well as the resource constraints likely to be tightened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The fifth episode of ”Transatlantic Currents” will explore the military and political-military challenges confronting NATO and key Partners over the next several years, with a particular emphasis on the role of U.S. military forces and decisions on their funding, capabilities, and global posture facing the new Biden Administration.
The recording of the webinar is available at FIIA’s youtube-channel: