Expertise

Russian foreign policy; EU’s and Finland’s policy towards Russia; post-Soviet conflicts, EU’s eastern partnership policy, foresight

Degrees

Ph.D. in International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science (2007) 

Language skills

Finnish, English, Russian, (Swedish, French)

Projects

Northern Europe in Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy
Russia’s technological policy and knowhow in a competitive global context
Epävarmuustekijät toimintaympäristöanalyysissä: Koronakriisi Venäjällä -tapaustutkimus (MATINE)
Viro–Suomi-suhdeselvitys (UM)


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Expertise

Russian foreign policy; EU’s and Finland’s policy towards Russia; post-Soviet conflicts, EU’s eastern partnership policy, foresight

Work experience

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.

 

Degrees

Ph.D. in International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science (2007) 

Language skills

Finnish, English, Russian, (Swedish, French)

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Saari, Sinikukka (2021). EU:n valtit Venäjän varalle. Ulkopolitiikka, 58 (2):36-39.

Saari, Sinikukka (2021). What if... the EU fails to promote democracy in Georgia? In Florence Gaub ed(s): What if... not? The cost of inaction. Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). 40-44.

Saari, Sinikukka (2021). Chickens coming home to roost. Mercenaries strike back. In Florence Gaub ed(s): Conflicts to come. 15 scenarios for 2030. Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). 34-37.

Saari, Sinikukka (2014). Separatismi ulkopolitiikan välineenä. Maanpuolustus 109, 31.12.

Russia's post-Orange Revolution strategies to increase its influence in former Soviet republics: public diplomacy po russkii.