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Security in Northern Europe

  • Svein Efjestad (Norwegian Ministry of Defence)
  • Jamie Shea (NATO)
  • Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen
  • Han ten Broeke (Hague Centre for Strategic Studies)
donderdag 28 maart 2019
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA Den Haag

With NATO returning its focus to its core mission of deterrence and collective defence, certain regions have regained strategic prominence. One of the most important is Northern Europe, here defined as the twelve countries that constitute ‘The Northern Group’.

In this program various national concerns and challenges will be examined, and possible actions to ensure that the region remains prosperous and safe will be discussed. The program offers a geostrategic insight into the differing security priorities of the key actors in Northern Europe, both the ‘Baltic Sea oriented’ ones and those more interested in the North Atlantic region. Svein Efjestad (Norwegian Ministry of Defense) will share the Nordic perspective on the matter, Jamie Shea (NATO) the view of NATO and the general trans-Atlantic perspective, and LtG Martin Wijnen the Dutch perspective.

The event takes place in connection with the publication of the book Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue, to which Frans Osinga, professor by special appointment War Studies, at ISGA has contributed with a chapter.


17.00-17.30 hrs     Registration

17.30-19.00 hrs    Program

19.00-19.30 hrs    Reception with drinks


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