Russian foreign policy; EU’s and Finland’s policy towards Russia; post-Soviet conflicts, EU’s eastern partnership policy, foresight
Dr. Sinikukka Saari is a Senior Research Fellow at FIIA. Her area of expertise is the post-Soviet region. She has worked for many years at the nexus of research and strategic policy planning nationally and in the EU. Previously she has worked, for instance, at the EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Helsinki), EU Monitoring Mission (Tbilisi). She holds a PhD from the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics.