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Mika Aaltola
Mika Aaltola
Programme Director - the Global Security research programme

mika.aaltolafiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7780

US domestic and foreign affairs, global governance, major-power relations, Finnish foreign policy, religion and world politics, humanitarianism, catastrophe policy, pandemic crisis

Toni Alaranta
Toni Alaranta
Senior Research Fellow – The European Union Research Programme

toni.alarantafiia.fi
Telephone 094327731
Mobile +358 505742134

Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies, especially Turkey’s relations with the EU, USA and Russia; the Kurdish question; Cyprus question; Middle East great power politics; political Islam, political ideologies.

Katja Creutz
Katja Creutz
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

katja.creutzfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7781

International law, especially responsibility issues; human rights; global governance

Bart Gaens
Bart Gaens
Project Director, CUSPP; Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

bart.gaensfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7788

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, Major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Eeva Innola
Eeva Innola
Research Fellow - European Union Programme

eeva.innolafiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7764
Mobile +358 50 574 0527

Geo- and security politics in the Global Commons, security of supply

Tuomas Iso-Markku
Tuomas Iso-Markku
Research Fellow - The European Union research programme

tuomas.iso-markkufiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7737

Common Security and Defence Policy, Finnish EU policy, German politics, EU institutions

Juha Jokela
Juha Jokela
Programme Director - The European Union research programme

juha.jokelafiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7730

EU's foreign and security policy, EU's Arctic policy, EMU governance, global governance and the G20, Finland's EU policy

Jyrki Kallio
Jyrki Kallio
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

jyrki.kalliofiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7789

Chinese political culture and foreign policy, China's society, regional issues in East Asia

Mark N. Katz
Mark N. Katz
Visiting Senior Fellow - Global Security research programme

mark.katzfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7765

Juha Käpylä
Juha Käpylä
Senior Research Fellow - Global Security Research Programme

juha.kapylafiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327749
Mobile +358 50 5741383

Arctic politics, geo- and security politics in the Global Commons

Veera Laine
Veera Laine
Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

veera.lainefiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7756
Mobile +358 50 574 1807

Russian contemporary nationalism; media and civil society in Russia; concept of glasnost

Jussi Lassila
Jussi Lassila
Senior Research Fellow - the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

jussi.lassilafiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7747
Mobile +358 50 462 9278

Russian domestic politics, in particular identity politics, nationalism, political movements, populism, political rhetoric and communication.

Harri Mikkola
Harri Mikkola
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

harri.mikkolafiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7792
Mobile +358 50 574 0432

Arctic region, European security and defence market, Security research, Security of supply

Arkady Moshes
Arkady Moshes
Programme Director - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

arkady.moshesfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7750

Russia-EU relations, internal and foreign policy of Ukraine and Belarus

Wolfgang Mühlberger
Wolfgang Mühlberger
Senior Research Fellow – The European Union Research Programme

wolfgang.muehlbergerfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7732
Mobile +358 50 574 1235

EU-MENA relations; Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon; Arab transformation: transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, conflicts in Libya and Syria; Islamist Movements; Conflict management, peace building, Security Sector Reform (SSR), scenarios

Ryhor Nizhnikau
Ryhor Nizhnikau
Senior Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme

ryhor.nizhnikaufiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327753

The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood, Russian policy in the post-soviet space, domestic and foreign policies of Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

Katri Pynnöniemi
Katri Pynnöniemi
Senior Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

katri.pynnoniemifiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7754

Russian foreign policy and foreign economic relations, domestic developments in Russia, strategic flows and Russia's critical infrastructure policies

Kristi Raik
Kristi Raik
Senior Research Fellow - The European Union research programme

kristi.raikfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7733

EU foreign policy, the EU’s eastern neighbourhood, EU institutions, foreign and security policies of the Baltic states

Olli  Ruohomäki
Olli Ruohomäki
Visiting Senior Fellow - Global Security research programme

olli.ruohomakifiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7746
Mobile +358 50 347 3576

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Palestine, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, fragile states, aid and reconstruction, comprehensive crisis management, terrorism, narcotics and conflict, political radicalisation, development and security, migration and conflict, peace processes

Sinikukka Saari
Sinikukka Saari
Senior Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

sinikukka.saariformin.fi
Telephone +358 29 535 1883
On leave of absence until January 2019

Political developments in Russia, Russian policy in the post-Soviet space, EU–Russia relations, EU’s Eastern Partnership, conflict resolution in the post-Soviet space

Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

charly.salonius-pasternakfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7784
Mobile +358 40 754 0151

United States foreign and domestic policy Finnish security and defence policy (including peace-keeping and crisis management)

Marco Siddi
Marco Siddi
Senior Research Fellow - European Union Research Programme

marco.siddifiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327743
Mobile +358 503835368

EU-Russia relations, EU energy policy, politics of memory and identity in Europe, European security, Italy’s role in the European Union

Elina Sinkkonen
Elina Sinkkonen
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

elina.sinkkonenfiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327782
Mobile +358 50 5741880

China's domestic and foreign policy, international relations in East Asia, national identity and nationalism, public opinion issues in China

Ville  Sinkkonen
Ville Sinkkonen
Research Fellow - the Global Security research programme

ville.sinkkonenfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7783

United States foreign policy, norms and values in foreign policy, normative and soft power, United States Middle East policy, changing constellations of global power, trust in international politics

Teemu Tammikko
Teemu Tammikko
Senior Research Fellow - The European Union research programme

teemu.tammikkofiia.fi
Mobile +358 50 316 79 96

Terrorism and other political radicalism, European counter-terrorism, Crisis management in the CSDP framework, Spain, Georgia

Teija Tiilikainen
Teija Tiilikainen
Director; Editor in chief, Ulkopolitiikka (Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs)

teija.tiilikainenfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7701
Executive Assistant Päivi Kulo +358 9 432 7703

European integration and the EU's political institutions as well as the Common Foreign and Security Policy; the European security policy system; Finland's foreign and security policy

Antto Vihma
Antto Vihma
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

antto.vihmafiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327785
Mobile +358 50 372 4568

Energy in external relations; Global climate governance; Geostrategy and geoeconomics; Politics of international law

Mikael Wigell
Mikael Wigell
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

mikael.wigellfiia.fi
Telephone +358 9432 7786
Mobile +358 40 5831371

Major power relations, geostrategy and geoeconomics, BRICS cooperation, Latin American politics and economy, EU-Latin America relations, international aid and development cooperation, conflict mediation

Anna Wikholm
Anna Wikholm
Research Assistant – The Global Security Research Programme

anna.wikholmfiia.fi
Telephone +358 94327748
Mobile +358 50 5740137