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SIPRI hosts workshop on NATO nuclear deterrence

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On 29–30 August, SIPRI hosted a two-day workshop focusing on the significance of nuclear weapons in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) deterrence strategy. This event brought together experts and scholars to delve into nuclear policy and security dynamics in Northern Europe. The workshop was led by Dr Tytti Erästö, SIPRI Senior Researcher, and hosted participants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The workshop explored various topics including Nordic countries’ nuclear policies, the relationship between conventional and nuclear deterrence, a comparison of the nuclear policies of Russia and NATO, the impact of United States nuclear modernization on Europe and escalation risks in Northern Europe.


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