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Dr. Stefan Forss

STEFAN FORSS is a senior scientist and highly experienced defense researcher. Professor Forss joined the Finnish Technical Research Centre, where he eventually became chief scientist. In 2005, he moved to the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Policy and Research Unit, attached to the National Defence University (NDU), where he advised on arms control and the security policy implications of new weapons and weapon systems. After retirement from government service in 2012, he has continued to publish on defense and security topics, including a series of high-profile reports on the implications for the Nordic states of a newly resurgent Russia. His title of professor was awarded by the President of Finland in May 2014, in recognition of a distinguished career spanning 4 decades. Professor Forss holds a Ph.D. in physics from Helsinki University.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Stefan Forss

  • Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army

    June 04, 2019

    Authored by Brigadier General Juha Pyykönen, Dr. Stefan Forss.
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    With enhanced cooperation from the U.S. Army, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Nordic partner nations could combine efforts with each other and with the Alliance to deliver effective and visible regional deterrence against a resurgent Russia in the Nordic-Baltic region. This monograph by two leading Finnish defense academics explores the regional defense environment and optimum roles for the United States.

  • Breaking the Nordic Defense Deadlock

    February 20, 2015

    Authored by Dr. Stefan Forss, Colonel (Ret.) Pekka Holopainen.
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    Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are urgently considering how best to optimize limited defense resources in the face of a newly assertive Russia. This monograph proposes enhanced defense cooperation, both regionally and with the United States, as a means to ensure the security of U.S. allies in a strategically vital region.