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09/22/2022

FIIA Newsletter 3/2022

Programme for the first Helsinki Security Forum published.  FIIA launches new research programme focusing on Finland's foreign policy and security in Northern Europe....

09/19/2022

Programme for the first Helsinki Security Forum published

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) organises the first Helsinki Security Forum (HSF) on 30 September – 2 October 2022, bringing together decision-makers and experts of......

08/02/2022

Mikael Mattlin joins FIIA as Research Professor

FIIA is happy to announce that Docent Mikael Mattlin has joined FIIA as Research Professor for the term 1 August 2022–31 December 2025. Dr Mattlin will reinforce FIIA’s China expertise and will be......

07/11/2022

Parliament appoints René Nyberg as FIIA Board member

The Parliament has on 7 July, 2022 appointed René Nyberg as a member to the Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. René Nyberg is ambassador and replaces professor Mikael Mattlin......

06/22/2022

FIIA receives Academy of Finland funding

Niklas Helwig, Leading Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, has been granted funding from the Academy of Finland for a joint research project on change in strategic cultures......

06/15/2022

FIIA Newsletter 2/2022

FIIA has launched a research project following Finland’s NATO membership...

04/25/2022

Kristiina Silvan earns her doctorate with distinction

FIIA Postdoctoral Fellow Kristiina Silvan's doctoral dissertation was approved by the University of Helsinki Faculty of Social Sciences and received the highest grade “pass with distinction"......

03/11/2022

FIIA Newsletter 1/2022

Several of FIIA researchers have taken part in public discussions both in Finland and abroad concerning Russia's increased aggression towards Ukraine, providing background analysis and forward-looking......

02/17/2022

Article on free movement in the Nordic countries published

An article titled "The Erosion of Borderless Norden? Practices and Discourses on Nordic Border Restrictions in Finland and Sweden during the Covid-19 Pandemic" by FIIA Senior Research Fellow Saila......

12/16/2021

FIIA Newsletter 4/2021

New members at FIIA Board. FIIA will conduct a study on Finland’s support efforts in Afghanistan for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament....

12/13/2021

Two open researcher positions at FIIA

FIIA is recruiting a Senior Research Fellow/Research Professor in its Global Security research programme, and a Research Fellow in its European Union research programme....

12/01/2021

Veera Laine’s article on nationalism in Russia published

An article authored by Postdoctoral Fellow Veera Laine titled: “Biggest Nationalist in the Country”: Self-Descriptive Uses of “Nationalist” in Contemporary Russia has been published. The......

11/12/2021

New Board members

In the plenary session of the Parliament on 12 November, 2021, the following MPs were appointed as members of FIIA’s Board for the term 1.1.2022-31.12.2026: Mr Ville Kaunisto (The National Coalition......

09/22/2021

FIIA FORUM 2021 celebrates 60 years of FIIA

The FIIA Forum 2021 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. This year, the FIIA Forum is dedicated to Finnish Foreign Policy and Nordic cooperation in......

09/17/2021

FIIA Newsletter 3/2021

FIIA celebrates its 60th anniversary at its flagship event, the FIIA Forum 2021. Mark N. Katz new chairperson of SAC. Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special......

09/01/2021

Mark N. Katz New Chairperson of SAC

In its annual meeting of 2021, held on Teams on 31 August, FIIA’s Scientific Advisory Council elected Mark N. Katz as its new Chairperson for the term 2021-2023....

08/18/2021

Katja Creutz’s article published

FIIA Leading Researcher Katja Creutz’s article “Nordic Experiences in the UN Human Rights Council: A Tour d’Horizon of 2019 with Iceland and Denmark” has been published in the Nordic Journal......

07/05/2021

New Chaillot Paper by Katariina Mustasilta published

A new Chaillot Paper titled "The future of conflict prevention: Preparing for a hotter, increasingly digital and fragmented 2030" written by FIIA Postdoctoral Fellow Katariina Mustasilta was......

06/14/2021

FIIA Newsletter 2/2021

FIIA celebrates its 60th anniversary. Geo-economic risk will be discussed in an upcoming webinar. FIIA takes part in Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit 2021....

05/20/2021

FIIA celebrates its 60th anniversary

This year the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) celebrates a double anniversary. The Institute was established by the Parliament of Finland in its centennial plenum in June 2006. From......

04/07/2021

New article by Elina Sinkkonen published in Democratization

The article “Dynamic dictators: improving the research agenda on autocratization and authoritarian resilience”, written by FIIA Senior Research Fellow Elina Sinkkonen has been published in the......

03/25/2021

Statement by European Research Institute Directors

On Monday, 22 March 2021, the Chinese Foreign Ministry imposed sanctions on ten individuals and four institutions in Europe in retaliation at EU sanctions.The March 21st EU Sanctions were aimed at......

03/15/2021

FIIA Newsletter 1/2021

FIIA turns 60. Ban Ki-moon and Federica Mogherini are keynote speakers in upcoming webinars. FIIA hosted a discussion with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. ...

03/10/2021

New article by Jyrki Kallio published

An article titled Reading between the Lines of a Classical Chinese Prose Anthology: Guwen guanzhi as a Subtle Challenge to State Orthodoxy, written by FIIA Senior Research Fellow Jyrki Kallio has been......

12/17/2020

FIIA Newsletter 4/2020

FIIA has launched a project on the political implications of Covid-19. FIIA has established “Finland–China Policy Network.” New book on free movement in the EU by Saila Heinikoski....

11/12/2020

FIIA has established “Finland−China Policy Network”

Responding to the increasing need of policy-oriented China know-how and the dispersed research resources, the FIIA has established “Finland−China Policy Network” under the auspices of the......

10/23/2020

FIIA newsletter 3/2020

Director Mika Aaltola outlines new research focus areas for the next four years. FIIA and IEP will host the opening discussion of the German-Nordic-Baltic Forum. Anna-Kaisa Hiltunen has received the......

09/03/2020

FIIA Newsletter 2/2020

Director Mika Aaltola acknowledges FIIA's work during the pandemic. FIIA has released a record level of publications despite the exceptional circumstances. The Institute launches a new flagship event,......

08/25/2020

Samu-Ville Paukkunen begins at FIIA as Deputy Director

Counsellor for International Affairs Samu-Ville Paukkunen has begun at FIIA as Director of administration on Tuesday, 18th of August 2020. In addition, his tasks include acting as the Institute’s......

06/02/2020

Samu-Ville Paukkunen appointed Director of Administration

On 2 June 2020, the Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs decided to appoint Counsellor for International Affairs Samu-Ville Paukkunen as the director of administration of the......

05/28/2020

This is how FIIA experts comment on Covid-19

Below is a summary of how FIIA researchers have been commenting on the coronavirus in the media (in English). Further down you can find our reading recommendations.In the mediaSenior Research Fellow......

05/08/2020

Find FIIA research on Covid-19 here

Since the beginning of the year FIIA researchers have been following the global implications of the coronavirus and as a result the institute have managed to produce already multiple in-house......

04/30/2020

FIIA publications listed in the EU Council Think Tank Review

The EU Council Library published 30 April its latest Think Tank Review which is a monthly selection of EU-related papers published by think tanks across the world.The review includes FIIA publications......

04/07/2020

FIIA Newsletter 1/2020

Director Mika Aaltola addresses how FIIA functions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. FIIA has already published several papers on COVID-19 and its implications. Under-Secretary of State Kai Sauer......

03/10/2020

Saila Heinikoski commented on EU's border policy and Covid-19

Senior Research Fellow Saila Heinikoski stated in an interview with the South China Morning Post (7 March) that despite the spread of the deadly disease, the EU could insist neither on nations closing......

01/24/2020

FIIA reinforces research on Finnish foreign policy

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs has launched an extensive research project on Finnish foreign and security policy, with the aim of strengthening the expertise and research in this......

01/22/2020

Kai Sauer elected to chair the FIIA Board

In its meeting on 22 January, the FIIA Board elected Under-Secretary of State Kai Sauer (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland) as the Chair and Professor Anu Kantola (University of Helsinki) as the......

12/18/2019

Podcast by Deborah McCarthy on Finnish- US Defense Relations

FIIA's latest Visiting Senior Fellow Deborah McCarthy hosted an episode of "the General and the Ambassador" podcast with General Jarmo Lindberg and Ambassador Bruce Oreck, whilst visiting the Center......

12/18/2019

FIIA Newsletter 4/2019

The Parliament has appointed new members to the FIIA Board. FIIA reinforces Finnish foreign policy research project. FIIA Director Mika Aaltola has appointed Mikael Wigell as programme director for......

12/13/2019

EUREN meeting hosted by FIIA on 13 December

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) hosted a meeting of the EU-Russia Expert Network on foreign policy (EUREN) in Helsinki on 13 December focusing on new security challenges and......

12/11/2019

FIIA is seeking a Junior Research Fellow/a Research Fellow

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is currently seeking a Junior Research Fellow / a Research Fellow in its European Union research programme.The appointment will take effect in......

12/04/2019

Emma Hakala contributed to a report on megatrends in Africa

Senior Research Fellow Emma Hakala contributed to the "Megatrends in Africa" report, published today 4 December by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The authors consisted of a group of......

11/28/2019

Parliament appoints new members to the FIIA Board

The Parliament has appointed new members to the FIIA Board for the period 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2024.Salla Sammalkivi, EU Affairs Department, Prime Minister's OfficeKai Sauer, Under-Secretary......

11/25/2019

Appointments at FIIA Center on US Politics and Power

FIIA director Mika Aaltola has re-appointed Bart Gaens to the project director position of FIIA’s Center on US Politics and Power (CUSPP) until August 2020, when the position becomes open through an......

11/12/2019

Charly Salonius-Pasternak interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal (11 November) to their article "On a Rocky Island, Russia Seeks Military and Psychological Edge".Link to the......

09/26/2019

FIIA Newsletter 3/2019

The FIIA Board has appointed Mika Aaltola as the director of FIIA for the next five-year term. MP Mikko Savola will chair FIIA Advisory Council. Research project on strategic deterrence concludes with......

09/23/2019

Finnish defence policy: One American's perspective

Leo Michel's article "Finnish defence policy: One AmerLeo Michel's article "Finnish defence policy: One American's perspective" was published in the Maanpuolustus magazine 19 September.Michel was a......

09/19/2019

MP Mikko Savola to chair FIIA Advisory Council

FIIA Advisory Council, appointed by the Chancellery Commission of the Parliament, convened in its current composition for the first time on 19 September. The Council selected MP Mikko Savola to......

09/17/2019

Matti Pesu's doctoral thesis published

Tampere University published Research Fellow Matti Pesu's doctoral thesis "Introducing Ideational Foreign Policy Analysis : Explorations on the Underlying Ideas of Finnish Foreign Policy"."This......

09/13/2019

Charly Salonius-Pasternak referred to in News Now Finland

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak's comments related to president Putin's visit to Helsinki in August were referred to in an article by News Now Finland 12.9.Salonius-Pasternak......

09/12/2019

FIIA seeks a Research Programme Director

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is seeking a Research Programme Director for the period of 1.1.2020-31.12.2024 to its Global Security Research Programme. Successful performance......

08/20/2019

The West: Divided in Freedom and Fear?

A peer-reviewed book chapter entitled "The West: Divided in Freedom and Fear?" by Research Fellow Ville Sinkkonen and Henri Vogt was published in an edited volume by Palgrave Macmillan.The book......

08/19/2019

Toni Alaranta's peer-reviewed article published

A peer-reviewed article by Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta entitled “Russia and the Idea of Eurasia in Turkey's Strategic Culture Paradigms” was published in an edited book on Strategic......

07/10/2019

Ryhor Nizhnikau's article on Moldova published

Senior Research Fellow Ryhor Nizhnikau's article "Moldova Has a New Government, But its Political Crisis is Far from Over" was published 10.7. by the Globe Post.Link to the article....

07/02/2019

Stratfor referred to Mika Aaltola's FIIA Briefing Paper

Programme Director Mika Aaltola's recent FIIA Briefing Paper was referred to in an article on espionage and LinkedIn by Stratfor 2.7. Link to the article.Aaltola's publication "Geostrategically......

06/19/2019

FIIA Newsletter 2/2019

FIIA took part in organising Kultaranta Talks, TEPSA 2019 Finnish Pre-Presidency Conference and a MSC roundtable on Arctic security. FIIA also co-published a report on the 2009 Stoltenberg report with......

06/04/2019

Ville Sinkkonen co-authored peer-reviewed article

Research Fellow Ville Sinkkonen has co-authored a peer-reviewed article entitled: "Connected in freedom? Reconstructing a foundational value in EU and US foreign policy discourses". The article was......

05/23/2019

Marco Siddi interviewed by The Times

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi was interviewed to an article entitled "Salvini leads populist gang towards a European shake-up" by The Times (18.5).Link to the article, available for......

05/16/2019

Report from Roundtable on Arctic Security available

On May 7, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) organised in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference (MSC) a roundtable on Arctic Security in Helsinki. Topics such as......

05/03/2019

Marco Siddi quoted in CNN's article on natural gas

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi was quoted by CNN Business (2.5) in their article on natural gas and transatlantic trade relations. Link to the article....

04/26/2019

Why Finland feels more secure outside NATO

Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak was interviewed by LRT.lt (24.4) on Finland's security strategies outside and alongside NATO.Link to the article....

04/23/2019

Moshes interviewed by AP on Ukraine's newly elected president

FIIA's Programme Director Arkady Moshes was interviewed to an article by the Associated Press (22.4) on Ukraine's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Moshes stated that Kremlin may try to......

04/18/2019

FIIA is now seeking researchers

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is now seeking researchers for the programme period of 1.1.2020-31.12.2022 to all research programmes.Applications are welcome from researchers in......

04/08/2019

Toni Alaranta's analysis on Turkey's local elections

Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta's analysis on Turkey's local elections entitled "Turkey’s local elections – new opposition and the AKP’s ambivalence to the popular will" was published in......

04/02/2019

FIIA Newsletter 1/2019

FIIA is taking part in new research projects on sanctions and space and has launched its own research project on terrorism. FIIA is in the process of recruiting a new director, programme directors and......

04/02/2019

Toni Alaranta commented the local elections in Turkey

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta commented the local elections in Turkey and the dispute related to the Hagia Sophia in an article by Asia Times (1.4) Link to the article....

04/01/2019

Arkady Moshes commented on the Ukrainian presidential elections

Programme Director Arkady Moshes commented on the Ukrainian presidential elections to Kommersant (1.4). Forbes referred to Moshes' comments in their article "Ukraine's President Poroshenko Praises......

03/29/2019

The Economist referred to a FIIA publication

The Economist referred to Bruno Tertrais's FIIA Working Paper in an article entitled "What would happen if America left Europe to fend for itself?" on 14 March....

03/21/2019

FIIA seeks Research Programme Directors

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is now seeking two Research Programme Directors for the period of 1.1.2020-31.12.2024. These positions are located in the European Union......

03/20/2019

Book review by Marco Siddi in Europe-Asia Studies

Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi has written a book review of the book "Russian–European Relations in the Balkans and Black Sea Region. Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe" by Vsevolod......

02/05/2019

Russia's role in the Venezuela crisis

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Mikael Wigell was interviewed by McClatchy DC (1.2) to an article on recent developments regarding Russia's role in the Venezuela crisis.On the issue of Russian desire......

01/25/2019

Mikael Wigell commented Russia-Venezuela relations

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Mikael Wigell commented on the relationship between Russia and Venezuela in an interview for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (24.1). On a question regarding direct......

01/15/2019

Finnish president makes state visit to China

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Jyrki Kallio gave an interview on Sauli Niinistö's, President of the Republic of Finland, state visit to China to Yle uutiset (14.1.). Article "Finnish president makes......

12/19/2018

FIIA Newsletter 4/2018

FIIA will publish a report on the post-Soviet space early next year. FIIA also invites applications from senior scholars to conduct research on U.S. role in global political and economic affairs....

12/18/2018

The GPS Wars Are Here

Foreign Policy (17.12.) interviewed FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to article that was entitled "The GPS Wars Are Here"....

11/28/2018

Finland: Direct Democracy and Representational System

A book chapter, entitled "Finland: Direct Democracy and Representational System" written by FIIA's Programme Director Juha Jokela and Research Fellow Tuomas Iso-Markku, has been published in a......

11/20/2018

FIIA is seeking a Visiting Professor / Senior Fellow

FIIA invites an outstanding senior scholar to conduct research on strategic and critical issues related to the role of the U.S. in global political and economic affairs. The Visiting Professor or......

11/12/2018

Leo Michel on arms control agreements in MTV Uutiset

FIIA's Visiting Senior Fellow Leo Michel was interviewed by MTV Uutiset (9.11.) to story on arms control agreements. Leo Michel at 2:10, Leo Michel in English, otherwise in Finnish. ...

11/08/2018

EU center-right plots strategy ahead of key election

FIIA's Director Teija Tiilikainen was interviewed to article "EU center-right plots strategy ahead of key election" by Columbia Basin Herald (7.11.). The article concerned the European People's Party......

10/30/2018

Cold War Views on Sweden: The American View

Visiting Senior Research Fellow Leo Michel contributed this chapter to “Cold War Views on Sweden”, Gunnar Artéus & Kent Zetterberg (editors), Medströms Bokförlag (publisher.)  The chapter......

10/17/2018

Italy’s ‘Middle Power’ Approach to Russia

A peer-reviewed article entitled "Italy’s ‘Middle Power’ Approach to Russia" written by Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi has been published by The International Spectator (online)....

10/03/2018

Emma Hakala defended her doctoral thesis

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Emma Hakala defended her doctoral thesis on September 29. The title of the thesis is "International Organisations and the Securitisation of the Environment in......

10/01/2018

FIIA Newsletter 3/18

FIIA will take part in a Horizon 2020 project on differentiated integration in the EU. FIIA researchers have concluded books on the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood policy, posttruth in Finnish journalism......

09/25/2018

Leo Michel discussing with Franklin Miller

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeks to establish a collaborative effort with partner organizations in Sweden, Norway, and......

09/14/2018

After Syria’s partition, will Xinjiang be destabilized?

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Wolfgang Mühlberger was interviewed to op-ed published in Asia Times (13.9.). Op-ed's title was "After Syria’s partition, will Xinjiang be destabilized?"....

09/12/2018

Maarit Feldt-Ranta to chair FIIA Advisory Council

Following Susanna Huovinen's departure from the Parliament, the FIIA Advisory Council elected Maarit Feldt-Ranta as the new chair in its meeting on 5 September....

08/22/2018

President Niinistö Heads To Sochi For Talks With Putin

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Ryhor Nizhnikau was interviewed to article "President Niinistö Heads To Sochi For Talks With Putin" by News Now Finland (22.8.). “One thing I can say is that we can......

06/25/2018

Peer-reviewed book chapter co-written by Juha Jokela

FIIA's Programme Director Juha Jokela has co-written with Henrik Larsen, University of Copenhagen and Göran von Sydow, Swedish Institute for European Studies, Stockholm, a book chapter entitled......

06/20/2018

FIIA Newsletter 2/2018

FIIA took part in organising Kultaranta Talks and concluded a research project on hybrid influencing in democracies. FIIA researchers published nine peer-reviewed articles by the end of May in 2018....

06/18/2018

Matti Pesu quoted by Yle News

Research Fellow Matti Pesu was quoted in article on the 6th annual Kultaranta talks published by Yle News (17.6.). ...

06/15/2018

Charly Salonius-Pasternak in France 2

FIIA's Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak was interviewed by France 2 (France Télévisions, 14.6.2018). Interview focused on conscription in Finland. Charly Salonius-Pasternak at 2:00.......

06/15/2018

Olli Ruohomäki part of an independent investigation team

An independent investigation team has completed a safety investigation of the stabbings that took place in Turku on 18 August 2017. In its report, the investigation team gives nine safety......

06/15/2018

Marco Siddi interviewed by Judy Dempsey

Judy Dempsey interviewed Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi to article "Judy Asks: Should Germany Dump Nord Stream 2? Can it?". Article was published in Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe -blog (14.6.......

06/08/2018

Mika Aaltola to Yle News

Programme Director Mika Aaltola was interviewed by Yle News (7.6.) to article "US and Russian top military brass to meet in Helsinki"...

05/09/2018

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to Yle News

Yle News (8.5.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to article "Finland, Sweden and US deepen defence cooperation in Washington"....

05/02/2018

Boor review written by Marcin Kaczmarski

Senior Research Fellow Marcin Kaczmarski has written a book review entitled "Between an axis of convenience and a return to the past". The review focuses on the following two books:  A Wary Embrace:......

04/24/2018

The Arctic route for Russian LNG opens

Article entitled "The Arctic route for Russian LNG opens" written by Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi has been published in World Energy Magazine (38, 80-83)....

04/23/2018

A peer-reviewed book chapter by Antto Vihma

A peer-reviewed book chapter "‘First as Tragedy…’: Mistakes, Blaming and Learning at the Copenhagen Climate Conference" written by Senior Research Fellow Antto Vihma has been published in......

04/23/2018

Jyrki Kallio to South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post (20.4.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Jyrki Kallio to article "EU presents (nearly) united front against China’s ‘unfair’ Belt and Road Initiative". ...

04/03/2018

Russian infowar targets transatlantic bonds

Article "Russian infowar targets transatlantic bonds" written by Visiting Senior Fellow Sofie Eisentraut and Bret Schafer has been published by The Cipher Brief (30 March 2018)....

03/28/2018

FIIA Newsletter 1/2018

FIIA has launched four new Government-funded research projects. In late March FIIA organized jointly with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland a two-day brainstorming meeting on EU Defence....

03/26/2018

Matti Pesu in News Now Finland

Finland’s political leaders will be watching carefully today, to see if other EU countries announce sanctions against Russia, over the nerve agent attack in England earlier this month (News Now......

03/15/2018

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to News Now Finland

News Now Finland (14.3.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to article "Finland Reacts To Escalating UK – Russia Tensions"....

03/14/2018

Mika Aaltola to STT

STT (13.3.) interviewed Programme Director Mika Aaltola, interview focused on the dismissal of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Aaltola's interview was quoted by Yle News (13.3.). ...

02/22/2018

Matti Pesu to News Now Finland

“In terms of foreign policy, this is probably the most inactive government we’ve had in years and it’s partly due to Sipilä himself. He’s an engineer by background so it’s not that he......

02/20/2018

Teija Tiilikainen to Helsingin Sanomat

Director Teija Tiilikainen commented on the Munich Security Conference to Helsingin Sanomat (19.2). "There is tremendous potential for conflict in world politics at the moment, and much......

02/14/2018

Matti Pesu to Second Line of Defense

Second Line of Defense (14.2.) interviewed Matti Pesu to "Shaping a way ahead for the defense of Finland: the perspective of a Finnish research analyst"....

02/07/2018

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to Yle News

Yle News (7.2.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to an article that was entitled "US State Dept OKs possible missile sale to Finland in deal valued at 580m euros". ...

02/06/2018

A "Eurasian Turn" in Turkish Foreign Policy? Not Likely

Article entitled "A "Eurasian Turn" in Turkish Foreign Policy? Not Likely" written by Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta has been published in The Turkey Analyst (31 January 2018)....

01/29/2018

Teija Tiilikainen to Bloomberg

Bloomberg (26.1.) interviewed Director Teija Tiilikainen to article entitled "Finland’s President Eyes Easy Re-Election". ...

01/25/2018

Juha Jokela interviewed by The Telegraph

The Telegraph (24.1.) interviewed Programme Director Juha Jokela, interview focused on the security relations with the UK after Brexit. "As Finland is not a member of NATO, bilateral defence......

01/25/2018

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy (18.1.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to article entitled "Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare". The article focused on the......

01/25/2018

Jussi Lassila to Yle Novosti

Senior Research Fellow Jussi Lassila was interviewed by Yle Novosti (24.1.), interview focused on Finnish presidential elections (in Russian)....

01/23/2018

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Research Fellow Ville Sinkkonen has written book chapter entitled "Understanding the trust–distrust nexus between the United States and Egypt" and Visiting Research Fellow Matti Pesu has written,......

01/17/2018

Book review written by Elina Sinkkonen

Senior Research Fellow Elina Sinkkonen has written a book review of the book "The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History", by Timothy Cheek. The review has been published online by The English......

01/17/2018

Japan’s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships

Senior Research Fellow Bart Gaens has co-edited with Gauri Khandekar a book entitled "Japan’s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships". The book includes a peer-reviewed chapter entitled......

01/04/2018

Marco Siddi's new article

Institute's Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi has written a peer-reviewed article entitled "The EU’s Botched Geopolitical Approach to External Energy Policy: The Case of the Southern Gas Corridor".......

12/20/2017

FIIA Newsletter 4/2017

FIIA has moved to Arkadiankatu 23 B and renewed both its logo and website. The FIIA Board has appointed the Scientific Advisory Council for 2018-2020. The third year of Nordic researcher exchange......

12/18/2017

Re-energising Europe: A package deal for the EU27

Third New Pact for Europe “Re-energising Europe: A package deal for the EU27” has been published. According to one of the key findings of the report, EU countries have varying geopolitical......

12/14/2017

Matti Pesu in Helsinki Times

"Matti Pesu, a visiting research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, believes the candidates have relatively clear-cut stances on Nato. “Maybe the campaigns and debates have......

12/08/2017

War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Senior Research Fellow Jussi Lassila has co-edited with Julie Fedor, Markku Kangaspuro and Tatiana Zhurzhenko a book entitled "War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus" (Palgrave Macmillan,......

12/07/2017

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to Financial Times

Financial Times (6.12.) interviewed Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak to an article that was entitled "A century on, Finland has learnt to tame the Russian bear"....

11/17/2017

Book review written by Jussi Lassila

Senior Research Fellow Jussi Lassila has written a book review about a book "Europe faces Europe: Narratives from its Eastern Half "....

11/09/2017

Italy’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy: Georgia in Context

Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi's policy memo entitled "Italy’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy: Georgia in Context" has been published in "Georgian Institute of Politics Policy Memo" (7.11.2017).......

11/06/2017

Matti Pesu to Helsingin Sanomat

Yle News (5.11.) quoted Visiting Research Fellow Matti Pesu's interview in Helsingin Sanomat. Yle News article focused on a public opinion poll on NATO membership commissioned by Helsingin......

10/18/2017

Leo Michel in JMC's vlog

Visiting Senior Fellow Leo Michel he talked about consistencies in and possible changes to U.S. foreign policy in the era of Trump in JMC's vlog....

10/13/2017

EU-Russia Energy Relations: From a Liberal to a Realist Paradigm?

Marco Siddi, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, has written a peer-reviewed article entitled "EU-Russia Energy Relations: From a Liberal to a Realist Paradigm?". Article was published in Russian......

09/27/2017

FIIA Newsletter 3/2017

The Nordic foreign policy institutes strengthen cooperation, FIIA will publish a topical report on North Korea in October and FIIA’s relocation to Arkadiankatu will take place in November. ...

08/22/2017

U.S. Halts visas for Russians, deepening a diplomatic spat

Visiting Senior Fellow Mark N. Katz was interviewed to an article entitled "U.S. Halts visas for Russians, deepening a diplomatic spat". Article was published by the Washington Post (21.8.). ...

08/22/2017

Why India Takes A Backseat To China In Media Coverage

Forbes interviewed Senior Research Fellow Bart Gaens on India-China relations (18.8). The title of the article was "Why India Takes A Backseat To China In Media Coverage". "[European media] should......

08/08/2017

Iran and Russia cooperate amid suspicion

Visiting Senior Fellow Mark N. Katz's article entitled "Iran and Russia cooperate amid suspicion" has been published by The Arab Weekly (Issue 118, page 12, 6.8.2017)....

08/04/2017

Yemen’s President Invites Closer Ties with Russia

Visiting Senior Fellow Mark N. Katz has written an article entitled "Yemen’s President Invites Closer Ties with Russia". The article was published by The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington......

06/28/2017

Toni Alaranta to Yle News

Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta was interviewed by Yle News to an article that was titled "Finland to deport Turkish Kurds facing prison terms in home country" (27.6.)....

06/21/2017

FIIA Newsletter 2/2017

FIIA and the Center for Transatlantic Relations have launched a project on domestic factors influencing U.S. and European foreign policies. FIIA will move to new premises at Arkadiankatu 23 in......

03/29/2017

FIIA Newsletter 1/2017

FIIA has launched new research projects on Nordic cooperation, US global role, societal resilience, and tension on the Korean peninsula. FIIA has started publishing video recordings of selected......

03/01/2017

Arkady Moshes in Financial Times

Programme Director Arkady Moshes was interviewed by Financial Times (1.3.) to an article titled "Belarus tech dream is a walk in the park"....

02/17/2017

Ryhor Nizhnikau's doctoral dissertation

Doctoral dissertation " Externally induced institutional change in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: migration and environment reforms in Ukraine and Moldova in 2010–2015" of research fellow Ryhor......

01/24/2017

Eight Years of President Barack Obama

Research Fellow Ville Sinkkonen was interviewed by Jyväskylän Ylioppilaslehti Jylkkäri to an article concerning Barack Obama and his presidency (23.1.)....

12/23/2016

Charly Salonius-Pasternak to Associated Press

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Charly Salonius-Pasternak was interviewed to an article concerning the Santa summit in which Finland's Santa and Russia's Grandfather Frost met in Nuijamaa....

12/20/2016

FIIA Newsletter 4/2016

A new 3-year programme period will start in January with some new emphases on the research agenda. Meanwhile, FIIA is preparing a report on major trends in the EU as part of a larger research project......

12/08/2016

Katri Pynnöniemi in Mittmedia.se -blog

Senior Research Fellow Katri Pynnöniemi talked about the report "Russia’s changing role in Finland’s neighbourhood" in a podcast concerning on Finland's security and defence politics in......

11/17/2016

Leo Michel's keynote speech

Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute, held a keynote speech under the topic After the US Election: European Security and the Future of the Transatlantic Link...

11/15/2016

Jyrki Kallio's doctoral dissertation

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Jyrki Kallio will defend the doctoral dissertation on Friday 25 November....

11/04/2016

Kanava Prize to Elina Sinkkonen et al

Kanava Prize for the best non-fiction book was granted to "Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta" written by Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka....

11/01/2016

Tuomas Iso-Markku in BBC Radio Scotland

Research Fellow Tuomas Iso-Markku was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland in the programme "Good Morning Scotland"....

10/25/2016

Marco Siddi: Italy's Russia Dilemma

Senior Research Fellow Marco Siddi comments on recent developments in Russo-Italian relations with regard to Syria, NATO and sanctions in his article "Italy's Russia Dilemma"....

10/14/2016

The Kremlin and DAESH Information Activities

Senior Research Fellow Katri Pynnöniemi one of the speakers at a seminar on 24 May 2016 in Riga focusing on exploring the Kremlin and DAESH information activities. Seminar report was published in......

10/11/2016

Charly Salonius-Pasternak in Reuters

Reuters reported the violation of Finnish airspace by Russian jets on Oct 7, with comments by Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak....

09/28/2016

FIIA Newsletter 3/2016

FIIA has concluded two projects that focused on EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and the role of Russia in Finland’s neighbouring areas. In addition, the 3rd Helsinki Summer Session focused on various......

09/14/2016

Whose sea?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Charly Salonius-Pasternak has written an article on the security policy in the Nordic countries and in the Baltic....

09/13/2016

Parliamentary elections in Belarus

Programme Director Arkady Moshes wrote a commentary article on the Belarus elections. It was published on the PONARS Eurasia website on September 12th....

08/24/2016

Arkady Moshes interviewed by Kommersant

Programme Director Arkady Moshes was interviewed by Kommersant on the defence cooperation agreement between Finland and the US on August 23....

08/23/2016

Charly Salonius-Pasternak on Monocle 24 Radio programme

Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak commented on the bilateral defence cooperation agreement between Finland and the US on Monocle 24 radio's The Briefing programme on August 23....

06/22/2016

FIIA Newsletter 2/2016

FIIA took part in organising the Kultaranta Talks which focused on Northern European security. FIIA leads a National Reflection Group of an EU-wide project on European future. Programme directors have......

06/16/2016

The EU's Energy Union

Senior Research Fellow at the institute Marco Siddi has written an article on EU's energy politics. The article was published in the recent issue of the Baltic Rim Economies....

06/08/2016

A new Ostpolitik?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Marco Siddi has written a peer-reviewed article on Germany's foreign policy towards Russia. The article was published in Europe-Asia Studies (vol. 68 issue 4)....

05/27/2016

Peer-reviewed article on the EU's security policy

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Wolfgang Mühlberger has - together with Patrick Müller - written a peer-reviewed article on the EU's security policy in the MENA region....

05/26/2016

Europe in flux: An unusual journey

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute Michael Haltzel has written an article on his ten-day trip in four small European countries: Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Austria....

05/25/2016

Recent peer-reviewed article on Central Asia

Senior Research Fellow Juha Käpylä and Program Director Mika Aaltola have written a peer-reviewed article to a book called: "The Regional security puzzle around Afghanistan: Bordering practices in......

05/20/2016

The effects of Finland's possible NATO membership

The assessment of the effects of Finland's possible NATO membership was submitted to Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini on 29 April 2016. Teija Tiilikainen was a member in the group of assessors....

05/19/2016

NATO, Russia and Finland

Programme Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes discussed the Finnish-Russian relations and the recent NATO report in BBC Fifth Floor on May 17th....

05/19/2016

Recent article by Kristi Raik

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Kristi Raik has written a peer-reviewed article entitled "Liberalism and geopolitics in EU-Russia relations: rereading the "Baltic factor"". The article was......

05/16/2016

ASEM in the age of connectivity

Ahead of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 15-16 July, Bart Gaens has co-authored a booklet on “ASEM in the age of connectivity”, together with Yeo Lay......

05/11/2016

Recent article on geopolitics and geoeconomics

FIIA’s Senior Research Fellows Dr Mikael Wigell and Dr Antto Vihma have published an article on Russia’s geostrategy in the latest International Affairs. The paper develops a new framework for......

05/10/2016

András Rácz's study published by the European Parliament

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz has written a study entitled "The frozen conflicts of the EU's Eastern neighbourhood and their impact on the respect of human rights". The study......

05/10/2016

On terrorism and the sense of security

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz has written an article on terrorism and the sense of security. The article was published in HVG.hu and the title in English is "Creating hysteria......

05/02/2016

Asia Europe Journal Special Issue

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Mikael Wigell has, together with Docent Mikael Mattlin, edited a special issue of Asia Europe Journal. The issue is entitled "Geoeconomics in the context of......

04/13/2016

Russia sanctions: Is Europe starting to falter?

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute David Cadier talked about Putin, power, sanctions, and Syria in HSTV interview on April 13th. He said that the western sanctions against Russia are having an......

04/12/2016

Russia's National Guard

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz commented on the newly established National Guard in Russia to Origo.hu on April 9th....

04/07/2016

András Rácz on the dangers of terrorism

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz commented on the terrorism in Europe in a Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemetz on April 7th. The title of the article in English is: "Insiders may......

04/01/2016

Doctor Juha Käpylä

Research Fellow at the Institute Juha Käpylä defended the doctoral dissertation entitled "Neopragmatismi ja kansainvälinen politiikka: Tutkielma Richard Rortyn pragmatismista ja sen vaikutuksista......

03/31/2016

FIIA Newsletter 1/2016

FIIA has been granted external research funding while the Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs wins an award. Several researcher vacancies will become available later this spring as the three-year......

03/10/2016

Christian Fjäder's recent article

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute Christian Fjäder has written an article on national security and global interdependence. The article's title is "National security in a hyper-connected world:......

03/08/2016

Arkady Moshes's recent article on Ukraine

Programme Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes has written an article on Ukrainian, Russian and European relations. The article was published on PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo series (no 422) on March......

03/08/2016

More than half the sky

Elina Sinkkonen's co-edited book on Chinese women was published on March 7th. The title is "Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta. Kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa". In this book,......

03/04/2016

National People's Congress - just a masquerade?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Elina Sinkkonen commented on the China's National People's Congress to Yle News on March 4th....

02/29/2016

Veera Laine's recent article

Researcher at the Institute Veera Laine has written a piece "Shifting dynamics in the Russian civil society". It was published in the Baltic Rim Economies 1/2016....

02/23/2016

The Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs nominated

The Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs (Ulkopolitiikka) is nominated one of the top three in two categories at the Edit Magazine Awards 2015 organized by the Finnish Periodical Publishers’......

02/15/2016

Teija Tiilikainen on EU Global Strategy

Director Teija Tiilikainen comments on European Union Global Strategy in the publication of EU Institute for Security Studies....

02/03/2016

Antto Vihma's recent article

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma has written an article together with Umut Turksen: "The Geoeconomics of South Stream Pipeline Project". The article was......

01/29/2016

A Thorny Dossier: Egypt’s Libya Policy

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Wolfgang Mühlberger wrote an article about the Egypt's Libya policy. The article was published on the Ahram online on January 27th....

12/29/2015

Do sanctions work in today's world?

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes discussed the sanctions towards Russia at the BBC Fifth Floor on December 23rd. Are the sanctions working in today's world?...

12/16/2015

FIIA Newsletter 4/2015

The relevance of the OSCE is discussed in publications as the organisation’s 40th anniversary year comes to an end. FIIA will co-organise a seminar on EU Global Strategy in January. Meanwhile, Jyrki......

12/01/2015

Sinikukka Saari's recent article

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Sinikukka Saari has written an article called: "EU's approach to frozen conflicts in its Eastern neighborhood"....

11/26/2015

Arkady Moshes in BBC Fifth Floor

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes commented on the downing of the Russian plane and NATO reactions to it in BBC interview Fifth Floor on November 25th....

11/20/2015

The promise of the geoeconomic Arctic: a critical analysis

Senior Research Fellow Harri Mikkola and Research Fellow Juha Käpylä have written an article on the global climate change and its economic consequences to the Arctic. The article was published in......

11/20/2015

Arkady Moshes on Russia-West relations

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes wrote an article on Russia-West relations after the Paris attacks....

11/19/2015

Antto Vihma's article in MIT CEEPR newsletter

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma has written an article on the climate regime. The article was published in the MIT Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research newsletter on......

11/19/2015

Europe's bad mistake

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes commented on the Russia-West relations in Den (Ukrainian newspaper) on November 19th....

11/18/2015

The teething of EU's mutual defence clause

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Niklas Helwig wrote a blog article on EU's mutual defence clause. The article was published in Verfassungsblog on November 18th....

11/16/2015

Jyrki Kallio on Finland-China relations

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Jyrki Kallio has contributed to a recent report on China by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). He wrote a chapter called "Finland-China relations:......

11/16/2015

Mikael Wigell's article on geoeconomics

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Mikael Wigell has written an article on geoeconomics. The article is now published in Asia Europe Journal....

11/12/2015

András Rácz's recent article on Russia's hybrid war

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz has written an article to a conference papers publication "Towards Reassurance and Solidarity in the Euro-Atlantic Community - Riga Conference......

11/09/2015

Arkady Moshes in Euroradio

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes discussed President Lukashenko and the situation in Belarus in Euroradio on November 6th....

11/05/2015

Russian opposition politician is hoping in vain?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz was interviewed in an article that was about Navalnyi in a Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet on November 4th....

11/05/2015

Arkady Moshes commented on the EU-Russia relations

Programme Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes commented on the EU-Russia relations in Postmees on October 30th. He said that Europe should stay firm, regarding the sanctions, and that the only......

11/03/2015

Marco Siddi's article on gas politics

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Marco Siddi has written an article about the Putin's gas pipe politics, Ukraine and EU. The article was published in Affari Internazionali on October 28th....

11/03/2015

Jyrki Kallio's recent writing

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Jyrki Kallio has written a chapter to a book called "Contemporary East Asia and the Confucian revival". The book was published on October 28th....

11/02/2015

Finland's view on the UK's renegotiation

Program Director at the Institute Juha Jokela has written an article about the Finnish view on the UK's renegotiation. The article is called "Supportive, but wait-and-see approach" and it was......

11/02/2015

Does the EU Care about Turkey's Democracy?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta wrote an article about the EU-Turkey relations. The article was published in The Turkey Analyst on October 28th....

11/02/2015

Researcher: There won't be a baby boom in China

China has announced that it is giving up its infamous one-child policy. Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Elina Sinkkonen commented on the Chinese announcement to STT (the Finnish news agency)......

10/29/2015

There won't be autocracy in Turkey

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta commented on the Turkish political situation to STT on October 28th. There will be parliament elections on Sunday in Turkey, and Alaranta said......

10/29/2015

Mika Aaltola: Clinton won the GOP debate

Program Director at the Institute Mika Aaltola commented on the third Republican presidential primary debate to STT on October 29th. He said that Hillary Clinton won this time....

10/28/2015

Will the World be saved in Paris?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma discussed the UN Paris climate change conference COP21 in Yle Politiikkaradio on October 27th....

10/28/2015

Will the World be saved in Paris?

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma discussed the UN Paris climate change conference COP21 in Yle Politiikkaradio on October 27th....

10/28/2015

András Rácz's article on Hungary's migration crisis

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz wrote an article on Hungary's President Orbán's politics in the migration crisis. The article was published in the Visegrad Revue on October......

10/27/2015

Jyrki Kallio's article about the Chinese Dream

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Jyrki Kallio has written an article about the Chinese Dream. The article was published in Fudan Journal of the humanities and social sciences on October 27th.......

10/23/2015

Arkady Moshes's recent article

Program Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes wrote an article entitled "Wie es Lukaschenka gelingt, an der Macht zu bleiben, und was das für die Zukunft von Belarus bedeutet". The article was......

10/21/2015

Juha Jokela's recent article about BREXIT

Program Director at the Institute Juha Jokela wrote an article to a publication entitled "BREXIT: What Fair Deal between UK and EU Member States?". It was published on October 20th. ​...

10/19/2015

Merkel's visit to Turkey

Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta commented on Angela Merkel's, the Chancellor of Germany, visit to Turkey for Helsingin Sanomat on October 18....

10/19/2015

Toni Alaranta in Yle radio news

Senior research fellow Toni Alaranta commented the refugee crisis its impact to the relations of Turkey and the EU in Yle's radio news on October 16....

10/19/2015

Juha Jokela in MTV News

Programme director Juha Jokela commented the preliminary plan between Turkey and the EU about managing the refugee crisis in MTV News on October 16....

10/16/2015

Juha Jokela in Yle's Ykkösaaamu-programme

Juha Jokela, programme director at the institute, commented European Council meeting in Yle's Ykkösaamu-programme on October 16....

10/16/2015

China's parade had political aims

For the second time China organised significant military parade to celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War II. Institute's Senior Research Fellow Elina Sinkkonen commented the aims of parade......

10/14/2015

Mika Aaltoja and Tuomas Iso-Markku in Yle's Ykkösaamu-programme

Programme director Mika Aaltola and researcher Tuomas Iso-Markku discussed in Yle's Ykkösaamu-programme on October 14. Aaltola commented US Democratic Party presidential debate and Tuomas Iso-Markku......

10/13/2015

Toni Alaranta in A-studio

Senior research fellow at the Institute, Toni Alaranta, commented Ankara bomb attack in Yle's A-studio on October 12....

10/13/2015

Toni Alaranta in Sisuradio's Huomenta Ruotsi -programme

Senior Researcher Fellow at the Institute, Toni Alaranta, was interviewed to Sisuradio's programme "Huomenta Ruotsi" on October 13 on a topic: "Instability may effect election results in Turkey"...

10/12/2015

Kristi Raik in Yle Ykkösaamu

Senior Research Fellow Kristi Raik commented Belarusian Presidential election, held on the 11th of October, in Yle's Ykkösaamu-programme 12.10....

10/09/2015

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011".......

10/07/2015

Mika Aaltola discussed Syria

Program Director at the Institute Mika Aaltola discussed the Syrian situation in Yle morning program (Aamu-tv) on October 7th. He said that the wider operation is only a matter of time. It will take......

10/06/2015

Book review by Toni Alaranta at Politiikasta.fi

Book review by Toni Alaranta of book "Aikamme monta islamia" edited by Joonas Mariston and Andrei Sergejeff (Helsinki: Gaudeamus. 2015.) at Politiikasta.fi -webpage....

10/06/2015

Frustration of Palestinians grows

Senior Research Fellow Wolfgang Mühlberger in the Finnish Institute of International Affairs commented the recent confrontations between Palestinians and Israelis in Helsingin Sanomat on October 6th.......

10/06/2015

Toni Alaranta in Yle's morning show

Toni Alaranta, Senior Research Fellow at the institute, discussed about the plans of the European Union and Turkey to refugee crisis in Yle's morning show on October 5th....

10/05/2015

Genocide is not country's internal issue

"All the states have already had a legal obligation to prevent genocide. This obligation is based on Convention on Genocide adopted 1948", reminded Senior Research Fellow Katja Creutz in Karjalainen......

10/05/2015

Final report on MH17 crash to be published soon

Andras Racz, Senior Research Fellow at the institute commented the issue to STT on October 4th by saying that he is not expecting technical investigation to bring out anything new....

10/05/2015

Toni Alaranta in Ykkösaamu

Institute's Senior Research Fellow Toni Alaranta commented the action plan discussed by the European leaders and Turkey concerning refugees, and Russian actions in Syria in Yle Ykkösaamu on October......

10/02/2015

Mika Aaltola in A-studio

Programme director at the Institute, Mika Aaltola commented Russian airstikes in Syria in Yle's A-studio on September 30th....

10/02/2015

Arkady Moshes and Charly Salonius-Pasternak in Aktuellt 17

Programme director at the Institute, Arkady Moshes and Senior Research Fellow Charly Salonius-Pasternak commented on Russian Airstrikes in Syria in Yle Radio Vega's programme Aktuellt 17 on October......

10/02/2015

What Putin Wants? IS listed Russian aims in Syria

Programme directors Mika Aaltola and Arkady Moshes and Senior Research Fellow Wolfgang Mühlberger in the Finnish Institute of International Affairs explained to Ilta-Sanomat on 1.10. what might be......

10/01/2015

Aaltola commented on the Russian air strikes

Russia started air strikes in Syria on Wednesday the 29th. Program Director at the Institute Mika Aaltola said in Yle News on September 30th that the reason for the air strikes is to move attention......

10/01/2015

Russia airstrikes in Syria - "Speech identical to Ukraine"

Russian Defence Ministry says they started airstrikes in Syria. Senior Research Fellow Katri Pynnöniemi finds simililarities in President Vladimir Putin's approach when compared to Ukraine. "The......

10/01/2015

OSCE research network's report published

The OSCE research network published its third report under the title of Reviving Co-operative Security in Europe through the OSCE. This international project was coordinated by FIIA and the final......

09/29/2015

FIIA Newsletter 3/2015

FIIA has launched a research project on Russia’s changing role in Finland’s neighbouring areas. Meanwhile, Nordic international relations institutes will launch a researcher exchange programme......

09/28/2015

Mika Aaltola to continue in EISA Board

Programme Director Mika Aaltola has been elected to a second term in the board of EISA (the European International Studies Association)....

09/25/2015

Do new border checks threaten Europe's free movement? Not yet.

The decision of Germany and several other countries to close their borders to migrants has prompted dire prophecies for Europe's borderless travel policies. Senior Research Fellow at the Institute......

09/24/2015

Teija Tiilikainen commented on the Finnish refugee policy

Finland abstained from vote on EU refugee deal because of the mandatory resettlement programme. Institute's Director Teija Tiilikainen said that abstaining from voting was not stylish but followed......

09/22/2015

Susanna Huovinen to chair FIIA Advisory Council

FIIA Advisory Council, appointed by the Chancellery Commission of the Parliament, convened in its current composition for the first time on 22 September. The Council elected MP Susanna Huovinen to......

09/22/2015

Closed borders is a difficult issue to the EU

Many EU countries are closing their borders to prevent the refugees coming in. This is temporary and the Institute's Director Teija Tiilikainen doesn't think that the free movement of people in EU is......

09/14/2015

More Russian drones to the Arctic

Senior Research Fellow Harri Mikkola argued in a Yle interview that the Arctic has been one of the few areas in which Russia and the West have been able to cooperate....

09/09/2015

Can EU-Belarusian Relations Be Reset?

Program Director at the Institute, Arkady Moshes wrote an article about EU-Belarusian relations. The article was published in the Policy Memos -series of PONARS Eurasia on September 8th. According to......

09/09/2015

Views on the refugee situation

The influx of refugees is crosscutting the expertise of the FIIA in many ways, hence some of the researchers decided to write a series of columns on the topic from the view point of researchers' own......

09/08/2015

Michael Haltzel in The New York Times

Michael Haltzel, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute, commented on the refugee situation in Europe to The New York Times in September 7th. He said that the reaction ranges in Europe from......

09/07/2015

Juha Jokela in Ykkösaamu

Juha Jokela, Program Director at the Institute, visited the Yle Radio's morning show on September 7th. He discussed the refugee crisis and its impact on Europe....

09/01/2015

Panel on refugees

Visiting Research Fellow Noora Kotilainen commented on refugee issues as part of a panel of experts....

09/01/2015

Niklas Helwig's doctoral thesis now available

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Niklas Helwig defended his thesis in September 2014. Now his doctoral thesis has been published and is available at Amazon and in Academia. The title is "The......

08/31/2015

End of the bicycling politician

Is Finland naïve to think that cabinet ministers or high-profile politicians can continue to move around unburdened by conspicuous security details? Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Teemu......

08/27/2015

Researcher: The Schengen agreement is not under threat

The Schengen agreement is not under threat, even though it is facing pressure for change, said Senior Research Fellow Teemu Sinkkonen to YLE on August 26th. He commented the state of the agreement......

08/25/2015

Researcher: An armed conflict is not completely ruled out

Two American military planes are suspected of violating Finnish airspace on Sunday evening. There are more airspace violations nowadays than it used to be for example five or ten years ago. Senior......

08/24/2015

Teija Tiilikainen to a working group on EMU

A working group was nominated by the Finnish Ministry of Finance to evaluate the EMU and its future. Institute's Director Teija Tiilikainen is one of the members of the working group....

08/20/2015

Brazilian President's rot

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is getting less and less popular. Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Mikael Wigell commented on the situation in Helsingin Sanomat on August 19th....

08/20/2015

Tuomas Iso-Markku commented on the immigration in Germany and EU

Research Fellow at the Institute Tuomas Iso-Markku commented on the immigration situation in Germany to STT on August 20th. He said that Germany has enough resources to take care of the immigrants......

08/19/2015

The Ukrainian situation is at its worst in six months

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Kristi Raik commented on the situation in Ukraine in Yle News on August 18th. She said that the situation is at its worst in the past six months. It's time the......

08/19/2015

Anna Kronlund in Politiikkaradio

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Anna Kronlund discussed the US political system in Yle radio (Politiikkaradio) on August 18th. Usually the most visible part of the US political system in......

08/19/2015

Anna Kronlund's recent article about US foreign policy

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Anna Kronlund wrote a chapter to a scientific book called "Parliamentarism and democratic theory: Historical and contemporary perspectives". The book was......

08/17/2015

Researcher: Japan's Abe gave a well balanced speech

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Bart Gaens commented Japan's Prime Minister's Shinzo Abe's speech in Yle News on August 14th. Abe spoke on the Memorial Day of the end of the World War II......

08/13/2015

Turkey, the Kurds and ISIS

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta discussed the situation in Turkey in Yle A-studio on August 12th. Turkey is fighting the Kurds who are fighting ISIS - how far is it going to go?...