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Change of Regional Security Paradigm? Sweden and Finland after applying for NATO membership

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Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is pleased to invite you to the Virtual Roundtable Discussion – Change of Regional Security Paradigm? Sweden and Finland after applying for NATO membershipย 

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 17:00 to 18:10 PM (GMT +4) (Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan) on Zoom Platform.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine couple of month ago has shuttered the regional security architecture that has been in place since the end of the Cold War. It has also raised fear among many that the world was on the brink of yet another global war. These developments are especially concerning for the countries whose security is not guaranteed by the NATO umbrella. Armed conflict in the heart of Europe has surged support among Finns and Swedes in support of abandoning their long-held neutrality and opting for North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership.

Despite the harsh criticism and threats the Kremlin, NATO Secretary-General said that both Sweden and Finland would be welcomed warmly and that their integration process was going to be very quick. These developments also raise questions for other close allies of the alliance what they should be expecting from the upcoming Madrid Summit and what are the lessons to be learnt from the change of the long-held security paradigm in the region?

Roundtable brings together distinguished speakers to offer their insights on the potential NATO enlargement in the Scandinavia and its implication for other aspirant countries. The online discussion will be focused on the following questions:

What are the implications and lessons of Sweden and Finland joining NATO for other aspirant countries?
How has the war in Ukraine changed perception of security among Finnish and Swedish political elites and wider public?
How is the security of Stockholm and Helsinki guaranteed in the interim period amid threats from Russia?

17:00 – 17:05 โ€“ welcoming remarks, Prof. Kornely Kakachia, the Georgian Institute of Politics

17:05 โ€“ 17:25 โ€“ opening statements, moderator: Dr. Ketevan Bolkvadze, Lund University

Dr. Sinikuka Saari, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Jakob Hedenskog, Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies
Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, The Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS
Dr. Tom Rรธseth, The Norwegian Defence University College
Dr. Svante E. Cornell, Institute for Security and Development Policy

17:25-18:10 โ€“ Discussion and Q&A

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Date

Jun 08 2022
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5:00 pm - 6:10 pm

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