Despite the harsh winters in the Scandinavian countries and the Baltic states, the wilderness of the far north of Europe could be considered the soft underbelly of NATO. Norway and the Baltic states are among the handful of NATO countries that border an increasingly belligerent Russia. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its offensives in Eastern Ukraine have shaken the European security order. Increased activity by the Russians in the Baltic area has created complexity in that ...

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