The panel session on maritime security will address in particular the role of the navy in countering Russia’s capabilities in the Baltic Sea and EU-NATO defence capabilities. Countries around the Baltic Sea face the greatest challenge to their security since the end of the Cold War. From deployment of warships with nuclear-capable cruise missiles, to fielding of Anti Access and Area-Denial air defense systems, Russia is testing the response and resilience of its neighbors. What role should the navies play in countering Russia’s A2/AD capabilities around the Baltic? Which naval systems should be developed by NATO and its allies to ensure credible deterrence and cohesiveness of the alliance?
Researcher at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Chairman of the Polish National Defence Commission
Director of Military Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute
Rear Admiral Odd Werin
Director of Naval Systems at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Spokesperson of Friends of Europe