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Wednesday, 1. November 2014     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

The things Obama can do after GOP midterm landslide

The GOP controls Congress, with unclear policy implications. I look at four potential foreign policy related issues and how the election results could impact them.

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Monday, 1. October 2014     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Mitä jos Suomi ja Ruotsi olisivat puolustusliitossa?

Ruotsissa käynnissä oleva ulkomaiseen vedenalaiseen toimintaan liittyvä tiedusteluoperaatio on tärkeä muistutus siitä miten nykyistä syvempi Suomen ja Ruotsin välinen sotilaallinen yhteistyö voisi vaikuttaa maiden turvallisuus- ja puolustuspolitiikkaan, etenkin jos se johtaisi puolustusliittoon.

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Friday, 1. August 2014     1 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Flexible Sovereignty as applied by Ukraine

Ukraine has adopted a new strategic approach to maintaining state sovereignty in the long-run: Flexible sovereignty.

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Tuesday, 1. August 2014     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Ukraina ja pakotteet kiihdyttävät ulko- ja turvallisuuspoliittista keskustelua

Ukraina ja pakotteet kiihdyttävät ulko- ja turvallisuuspoliittista keskustelua, ja monet poliitikot ovat rohkeasti tuoneet esille näkemyksiään mahdollisista ratkaisuista – tämä on erinomainen asia.

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Thursday, 1. October 2013     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme
Generalerna Puheloinen och Göranson i Afganistan. Bild: SKJA, http://www.skja.fi/?p=3217 Generalerna Puheloinen och Göranson i Afganistan. Bild: SKJA, http://www.skja.fi/?p=3217

Svenska ÖB Sverker Göransons tal i Finland

Sveriges ÖB General Sverker Göranson talade igår i Finland. Talet var lugnt, klart och ”opolitiskt” - men som ofta var det de saker som inte nämndes som var mest intressanta.

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Tuesday, 1. September 2013     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Unbalanced defence budgets – what’s really wrong with European defence spending

The European Defence Agency (EDA) published its comparison of EU and US defence spending. Beyond calls for “pooling and sharing” and “Smart Defense”, another concept should get more attention: the Personnel – Operations – Investment ratio.

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Thursday, 1. September 2013     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Finland is aligned to EU & NATO - a response to Defense News

Yesterday Defense News posted and Atlantic Council reposted an article about Finland and Sweden. The article “Finland, Sweden Mull NATO Option” included some inaccuracies related to Finland’s alignment status and military cooperation with Russia.

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Thursday, 1. September 2013     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Finland is aligned to EU & NATO - a response to Defense News

Yesterday Defense News posted and Atlantic Council reposted an article about Finland and Sweden. The article “Finland, Sweden Mull NATO Option” included some inaccuracies related to Finland’s alignment status and military cooperation with Russia.

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Monday, 1. September 2013     1 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Military solutions and Syria

It has become fashionable to argue that there is no military solution to Syria. History books suggest such statements are based on ideology, not human experience. Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja provides his view in his latest blog post.

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Tuesday, 1. August 2013     4 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Miksi ja mitä Obama harkitsee Syyrian suhteen

Yhdysvaltojen ja Obaman dilemma: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t (sometimes by the same people). Eilinen Yhdysvaltojen ulkoministerin John Kerryn puhe viittaa siihen, että mitta on täyttynyt Valkoisessa talossa.

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