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03/31/2020

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......

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

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......

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......

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......