Anna Wieslander

Director for Northern Europe
Atlantic Council

Anna Wieslander serves as director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council.
She is also the chairman of the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), a Stockholm-based think tank with a focus on Central Asia and Asia.

Anna Wieslander concurrently serves as secretary general of the Swedish Defence Association (AFF), a non-political NGO which for almost 130 years has promoted knowledge on defence and security among the Swedish public. In 2019, Wieslander was elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences as well as the Swedish Society for International Affairs. She is Adjunct Professor and an Alumni Scholar at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, a member of RUSI European Security Advisory Group in London, and a founding member of the Alphen Group.

Wieslander is an experienced manager, key note speaker, moderator, and writer who has published extensively. Wieslander is a frequent expert commentator in both national and international media, such as the BBC, Reuters, New York Times, Financial Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal. She analyzes international trends with a special focus on the security situation in the region and how it relates to transatlantic and global geopolitical developments. Her expertise covers security and defence policy, NATO Baltic Sea security, the Arctic, and European defence cooperation.