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Assessing Baltic Sea Regional Maritime Security

Assessing Baltic Sea Regional Maritime Security

Given Russia s proactive behavior in Europe, this paper examines the strategic importance of the Baltic Sea Region as a critical economic hub. The text particularly focuses on 1) the region s most important non-military vulnerabilities; 2) Russia s ongoing actions in the area and the strategic options it has at its disposal; 3) NATO s maritime capabilities and its efforts to deter and resist Russia; and 4) the military-civilian investments the Baltic States and their allies will need to make in order to blunt the threats they face.

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