Ville Sinkkonen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Center on US Politics and Power. His research focuses on US foreign policy, great-power politics, normative power, and the politics of trust in international relations.

Sinkkonen is the author of A Comparative Appraisal of Normative Power: The European Union, the United States and the January 25th, 2011 Revolution in Egypt (Brill, 2015), and his work has been published in the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, European Review of International Studies and European Foreign Affairs Review, among others. He holds an LL.D. (International Law) from the University of Turku, where he defended his doctoral dissertation Failing hegemony? Four essays on the global engagement of the United States of America in the 21st Century in December 2020.

Sinkkonen is the vice-chairperson of the Finnish International Studies Association (FISA) and co-editor of the Nordic Review of International Studies (NRIS).

Podcasts

US Elections Untangled – EP 15: The End of US Global Leadership? 
US Elections Untangled – EP 17: The Aftermath
US Elections Untangled – EP 18: The Biden Foreign Policy

Expertise

US foreign policy, norms and values in foreign policy, great-power politics, trust in international politics

Degrees

Doctor of Laws (LL.D., International Law), University of Turku, 2021
Master of Social Sciences (Political Science), University of Turku, 2013
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science), University of Turku, 2010

Language skills

Finnish, English (working languages)

Projects

Finland’s evolving role in Euro-Atlantic security
America’s changing global role and its impacts on transatlantic relations
Development of EU’s Sanctions Policy: Political and economic implications for Finland
European Strategic Autonomy in a Geo-economic World
Superregionalism and Contentious Connectivity in Asia
Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union


Latest FIIA Publications

Expertise

US foreign policy, norms and values in foreign policy, great-power politics, trust in international politics

Positions of responsibility

Vice-Chairman, Finnish International Studies Association (FISA), 2020–

Member of the Board, Finnish International Studies Association (FISA), 2012–
Secretary, Finnish International Studies Association (FISA), 2012, 2016–2020

 

Work experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2021–

Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2017–2020

Doctoral Candidate (International Law), University of Turku 2014–2016
Project Researcher (Political Science, “Utopias in Foreign Policy” Project), University of Turku, 2013
Research Assistant (Political Science), University of Turku, 2011

 

Degrees

Doctor of Laws (LL.D., International Law), University of Turku, 2021
Master of Social Sciences (Political Science), University of Turku, 2013
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science), University of Turku, 2010

Language skills

Finnish, English (working languages)

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Sinkkonen, Ville (2022). Kiinalinssien läpi. Ulkopolitiikka, 59 (1):42-45.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2020). Donald Trump, Joe Biden ja kunnioituksen askelmerkit. SAM Magazine, 18.9.

Sinkkonen, Ville & Vogt, Henri (2020). The West: Divided in freedom and fear? In Lehti, Marko; Pennanen, Henna-Riikka; Jouhki, Jukka ed(s): Contestations of liberal order: The West in crisis? Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 123-150.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2018). Katse Atlantin toiselle puolen. Puheenaihe.fi, 21.12.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2018). Understanding the trust–distrust nexus between the United States and Egypt. In Vuorelma, Johanna; Haukkala, Hiski & van de Wetering, Claire ed(s): Trust and mistrust in international relations: Rationalist, constructivist, and psychological approaches. Abingdon: Routledge. 9-36.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2017). Kaaoksen hallitsijat. Ulkopolitiikka, 54 (3):18-19.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2016). Book review: The European Union’s shaping of the international legal order, by Dimitry Kochenov and Fabian Amtenbrink (eds). European Law Review, 41 (2):297–299.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2013). The Reactions of the European Union and the United States to the January 25th, 2011 Revolution in Egypt: A Comparative Appraisal of Normative Power.

Sinkkonen, Ville & Vogt, Henri (2013). Ulkopolitiikka kaipaa visiointia. Turun Sanomat, 24.10.