During the post-war years, the Baltic Sea area was more often divided than united and it remained separate and remote from the conflicts between east and western Europe. However, this state has been rapidly changing since the Cold War has faded away and military threats have disappeared. It has been replaced by a new order which is full of uncertainties and embraces the impossible. The aim of this book is to generate new concepts in economic, military and environmental security better suited to the needs of the region. Those contributing are part of a network of scholars formed during the past couple of years, all with an interest in looking upon developments around the Baltic Rim with fresh, but also critical eyes. The purpose is to discuss a future agenda for the Baltic Sea Region and to provide ideas for policies which are needed but which, in many cases, do not exist.
Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region