lines of defense

NATO in a position of strength against Russia

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The Finnish and Swedish ambassadors to NATO submitted their application for membership to the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, in Brussels, May 18, 2022. REUTERS - JOHANNA GERON

By: Franck Alexandre

The candidature of Finland and that of Sweden to NATO upset the strategic balances in Europe.

After the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the two Nordic countries definitively broke with their doctrine of military non-alignment.

These integrations represent an additional resource for the Atlantic organization and a security challenge for Moscow.

NATO in a position of strength against Russia is the theme of Lines of Defense. 

  • NATO

  • Defense

  • Sweden

  • Finland

  • Russia