Joel Linnainmäki is a Research Fellow in the Finnish foreign policy, Northern European security and NATO research programme. His recent work has explored US-Finnish negotiations for a Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), Finland’s NATO membership debate and foreign policy schools of thought. Previously Linnainmäki has worked as a Special Adviser to Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (2019-2023), in the parliament and in various civil society organizations. He holds a graduate degree from University of Helsinki, where his thesis focused on Finnish NATO membership debate in the parliament in 2022. He is currently a Doctoral Researcher in world politics at the University of Helsinki focusing on European security order and NATO expansion.
Finnish foreign, defense and security policy, Euroatlantic security and Northern European security.