National Security

Winter Is Here: Defense and Security in a Europe at War

December 8, 2022  • Aspen Strategy Group

The uncertainty and instability the war in Ukraine has created has led to a galvanization within NATO, and also in the governments and populations of Finland and Sweden. The two long-time holdouts from the alliance are now well down the track of becoming members. At the Aspen Security Forum in DC, leaders from Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Germany discussed the reasoning behind this realignment, and what it means for the future of Europe and the world.


Tobias Billström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Germany
Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Moderator: Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times