Chairman of the ISDP Board
Anna Wieslander is the Chairman of the ISDP Board since 2018. She is Director for Northern Europe, Atlantic Council and Secretary General of the Swedish Defence Association and former Deputy Director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Anna has previously held positions as Head of Speaker ́s Office at the Swedish Parliament, as Secretary of the Swedish Defence Commission and as Deputy Director at the Swedish Defence Ministry. She has also held positions as Communications Director in the private sector and worked as a newspaper journalist. Anna holds an IB exam from United World College of the American West, a BA degree in Journalism from Gothenburg University, and a MA degree in Political Science from Lund University. She has worked as a researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Swedish Defence Research Agency and has published extensively.
Publications by Anna Wieslander
A glimpse of Sweden in NATO: Gotland could be a game-changer for Baltic defense
On April 17, a battalion of seven hundred US soldiers rolled over the Swedish border from Norway, marking the start of the largest Swedish military exercise in over twenty-five years. […]
Why Finland and Sweden Can Join NATO with Unprecedented Speed
Introduction: By now, it’s no secret: Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has triggered militarily non-aligned Finland and Sweden to reconsider their national security strategies. Thursday’s news that Finnish leaders want their […]
Will Finland and Sweden Join NATO Now?
Introduction: A historic shift is taking place in Finland. For the first time, most Finns want to join NATO. Across the Baltic Sea, Swedes are becoming more favorable towards membership […]
AUKUS: Resetting European Thinking on Indo-Pacific?
This special publication brings together a number of experts from Europe and Asia to discuss the implications of AUKUS for Europe. The AUKUS is a critical geopolitical development. It has […]
Ökat försvarssamarbete i norra Europa gagnar Sveriges säkerhet
Med geopolitikens återkomst har norra Europa förflyttats till frontlinjen av de strategiska spänningar som nu definierar världspolitiken. Framöver måste regionen navigera i den ökande konkurrensen mellan stormakterna. Tre utmaningar kräver särskild […]