Future security challenges: Baltic Sea region

A study for the Swedish armed forces to explore the future strategic trends as they affect the Baltic Sea region (BSR).



‘Future security challenges in the Baltic Sea region’ takes the context identified in Global Strategic Trends 5 and the Future operational environment 35 publications and applies it to the Baltic Sea region (BSR).

The study observes that; being one of the world’s busiest shipping and energy transport areas, with overlapping alliances, EU, NATO and the Russian Federation and uncertain geopolitical tides following Russian intervention in Ukraine and Crimea, the Baltic Sea region is of enduring strategic importance.

Published 22 December 2015
Last updated 25 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added updated version of the Future Security Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
  2. First published.