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10/06/2023

MP Pekka Toveri to the chair of FIIA Advisory Council

The members of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs for 2023-2027 have been appointed by the Chancellery Commission of the Parliament. Pekka Toveri was elected Chairman......

08/16/2023

Subscribe to our renewed newsletter

Our newsletter has been renewed. The newsletter includes the latest releases and upcoming events of Finnish Institute of International Affairs....

06/29/2023

FIIA partners with NATO Public Forum 2023

On 11-12 July 2023, NATO’s Heads of State and Government will meet in Vilnius Lithuania, at the NATO Summit, to address the challenges of the current security environment....

06/13/2023

Kultaranta Talks 2023 begin on Sunday

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will host the Kultaranta Talks on 18–19 June 2023 at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki. The foreign and security policy event is entitled......

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"......

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......

09/01/2021

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......

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......

03/10/2021

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......

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......

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......

05/08/2020

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......

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......

12/13/2019

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......

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......

09/12/2019

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....

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......

05/16/2019

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

09/12/2018

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....

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......

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)....

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.). ...

02/06/2018

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)....

01/25/2018

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".......

12/18/2017

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......

12/08/2017

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,......

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....

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......

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......

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....

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......

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....

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

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......

04/01/2016

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......

03/10/2016

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,......

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....

12/01/2015

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"....

11/20/2015

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......

11/18/2015

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......

11/03/2015

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....

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. ​...

10/06/2015

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....

10/01/2015

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......

09/28/2015

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)....

09/22/2015

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......

09/09/2015

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......

09/01/2015

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......

08/24/2015

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....

08/19/2015

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......

06/25/2015

Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz's has written together with Edit Inotai an article about the Riga Summit that took place in May. The article was published on June 18th. Rácz and......

06/22/2015

Arctic security matters

As the EU is preparing to take further steps towards elaborating an integrated and coherent Arctic policy, it seems an opportune moment to elucidate and analyse developments related to the political......

06/22/2015

Letter from Budapest

András Rácz and Botond Feledy wrote about Hungary's foreign and security policy in Carnagie Europe's Capitals Series. According to them, Hungary is caught in an increasingly unsustainable balancing......

06/18/2015

National and state identity in Turkey

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta's new book was published on June 17th. The book is called "National and State Identity in Turkey: The Transformation of the Republic's Status in......

06/17/2015

The visiting editors of Kosmopolis

Senior Research Fellows at the Institute Anna Kronlund and Charly Salonius-Pasternak edited the latest issue of the Kosmopolis journal. Kosmopolis journal focuses on peace, conflict and world......

06/10/2015

The Russian influence by information

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Katri Pynnöniemi wrote an article that was published in Maanpuolustus on June 10th. Pynnöniemi writes about the Russian ways of influence by informing and the......

06/02/2015

Minority marginalization as an internal threat

Research Fellow at the Institute Veera Laine has written an article that was published in Baltic Rim Economies on May 29th (3/2015, p. 25). She writes about the use of the Russians living abroad in......

05/29/2015

András Rácz's article on Visegrad cooperation

Senior Research Fellow András Rácz wrote an article about the Visegrad cooperation. The article was published in L'Europe en formation on May 25th. Regarding the relations with Russia, the four......

05/18/2015

Kultaranta talks to be held in June

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will host a debate on foreign and security policy at Kultaranta in mid-June. The third Kultaranta talks will be held on 14–15 June 2015 at the President’s......

05/06/2015

Call for Papers: Finnish Foreign Policy Papers

Finnish Foreign Policy Papers series, published by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), is designed to advance scholarship and debate on issues related to Finnish foreign policy.......

04/20/2015

A Geopolitical Game Changer

The Ukraine crisis has strengthened Western resolve and left Russia in a vulnerable position, writes visiting senior fellow Michael Haltzel in his newest article about Russia, Ukraina crisis and......

04/17/2015

Animals in Society

Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute Noora Kotilainen wrote a chapter to a new book about the animal question, "Eläimet yhteiskunnassa" (Animals in Society), published by Into. In her chapter......

04/17/2015

The Russia-policy of the Orbán-Government

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz wrote an article about the Russia-policy of Hungary. The article was published in Russkii Vopros on April 13th. In the article Rácz discusses the......

04/16/2015

Putin's Nordic Miscalculation

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute Michael Haltzel wrote an article about the Nordic countries' security situation. The article was published in The Huffington Post on April 15th. The article is......

04/07/2015

Russia's public diplomacy: Soft tools with a hard edge

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Sinikukka Saari wrote an article about the Russian public diplomacy. The article was published in the Diplomat Magazine Border Crossing on April 1st....

03/31/2015

The Finnish NATO debate

Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute Noora Kotilainen wrote an article about the NATO debate in Finland. The article was based on a recent book by Raimo Pesonen ("Nato hampaankolossa") and was......

03/31/2015

Antto Vihma's latest article on global climate governance

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma has written a scientific article about the global climate governance landscape. The article was published in MIT Press Global Environmental Politics......

03/31/2015

Wolfgang Mühlberger's latest article on the Arab Spring

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Wolfgang Mühlberger wrote an article about the North African militaries role in the Arab Spring. The article was published in Sicherheit & Frieden (S+F) on......

03/30/2015

Toni Alaranta's latest article on AKP

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta wrote an article on the Turkish "Justice and Development Party" (AKP). The article was published in Turkey Analyst nro 6 on March 25th. Alaranta......

03/30/2015

UP Journal wins awards

T​he Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs won two prizes at the Edit Magazine Awards 2014 organized by the Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association....

03/25/2015

EU-Mercosur and Brazil

Seal the long-stalled EU Mercosur trade deal or accept Brazil’s and South America’s turn to China and away from a liberal world order, argues Mikael Wigell, Senior Research Fellow at the......

03/23/2015

The future of the Arctic is unsure for sure

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Harri Mikkola wrote an article to a financial magazine called "OPn talouslehti Chydenius" (1/2015). Mikkola writes about the unsure future of the Arctic, and......

03/19/2015

Putin's Pipeline Predicament

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma and Visiting Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel wrote an article together with the CEEPR Executive Director Michael Mehling about the South Stream......

03/18/2015

A new book about EU and Japan

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Bart Gaens wrote a chapter together with Henry Vogt to a recent book "The European Union and Japan: A new chapter in civilian cower cooperation?". The chapter......

03/04/2015

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015

Assistant Researcher at the Institute Teemu Rantanen has participated in the European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015, a project assessing European foreign policy performance. The Scorecard is published......

03/03/2015

Antto Vihma's MIT Working Paper

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Antto Vihma wrote a working paper together with Johannes Urpilainen. The working paper is called "Soft cooperation in the shadow of distributional conflict? A......

02/25/2015

Bart Gaens wrote about Japan-China relations

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Bart Gaens wrote an article about Japan's security policies formulated last summer and China's role in them. The policies were aimed at enabling Japan to adapt......

02/19/2015

Wolfgang Mühlberger: Arab futures

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Wolfgang Mühlberger is one of the writers of a recent ISSUE Report "Arab futures: Three scenarios for 2025"....

02/17/2015

András Rácz: Ukraine and Russia are at war

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute András Rácz wrote an analyze article in Aamulehti on January 28th. He argues that Ukraine and Russia are at war....

12/19/2014

Noora Kotilainen: The images of the war in social media

Visiting Research Fellow Noora Kotilainen wrote an article that was published in the journal Rauhan Puolesta 6/2014. The article is based on her doctoral dissertation. Kotilainen analyzes the pictures......

11/26/2014

Appointments to the FIIA Board

In its plenary session on 18 November, the Parliament appointed new members to the FIIA Board....

11/19/2014

How should Europe respond to Russia? The Finnish view

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Kristi Raik published a comment on the EU–Russia relations on European Council on Foreign Relations' website on November 18th. According to her, the time may......

10/14/2014

Call for Papers - US Research Day

The Center on US Politics and Power at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs will organize a US research day in Helsinki on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The topic of the event is “Challenged......

10/14/2014

Call for Papers - Yhdysvaltojen tutkimuksen päivä

Ulkopoliittisen instituutin Yhdysvaltojen politiikan ja vallan tutkimuskeskus järjestää monitieteisen Yhdysvaltojen tutkimuksen päivän Helsingissä tiistaina 24.02.2015. Konferenssin tavoitteena......

10/08/2014

Japan, Europe and East Asian regionalism

Senior Research Fellow Bart Gaens has published an article “Japan, Europe and East Asian regionalism” in Liu Jianhui and Sano Mayuko (eds), Rethinking ‘Japanese Studies' from Practices in the......

09/16/2014

Arkady Moshes: A 'new' Cold War or a Cold Peace?

Programme Director at the Institute Arkady Moshes discussed international relations with the editor of NATO Review Paul King at Riga's security policy conference on September 14th. According to......

09/04/2014

EU Strategic Power in Ukraine

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Kristi Raik published in Goverment Gazette in July 2014 an article on EU's strategic power in Ukraine. According to her, the Ukraine crisis pushes EU to......

08/25/2014

The EU as a security and global politics player

Programme Director at the Institute Juha Jokela wrote the chapter "EU turvallisuus- ja globaalipoliittisena toimijana" in the textbook Johdatus Euroopan unionin politiikkaan published by the......

07/14/2014

EU-28 Watch: Finland

Research Assistant at the Institute Teemu Rantanen authored the chapter on Finland in the Berlin-based Institut für Europäische Politik's (IEP) EU-28 Watch. The publication monitors debates on EU......

06/23/2014

Britain Outside Europe? The Finnish View

Programme Director at the Institute Juha Jokela published an article on the possible exit of the UK from the European Union titled "Britain Outside Europe? The Finnish View" in IP Journal on June......

06/23/2014

The AKP's Shallow 'Liberalism' Exposed

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta published an article titled "The AKP's Shallow 'Liberalism' Exposed" in The Turkey Analyst on Turkey's ruling party AKP's policy....

06/16/2014

Russia is not a bear, it's a hippo

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Katri Pynnöniemi wrote about the use of metaphors in Finnish foreign policy in her column published on Politiikasta.fi...

05/16/2014

The Challenge of Global Commons and Flows for US Power

Programme Director Mika Aaltola and researcher Juha Käpylä published together with Valtteri Vuorisalo a book by Ashgate titled "The Challenge of Global Commons and Flows for US Power: The Perils of......

05/08/2014

Researcher: Russia does not want sanctions to go off

Programme Director at the Institute Mika Aaltola commented on Russia's announcement on withdrawing troops from the Ukrainian border in Turun Sanomat on May 7th. According to Aaltola, it is a tactical......

04/22/2014

Cyber security in the framework of Russian national security

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Katri Pynnöniemi published an article titled 'Kyberturvallisuus Venäjän kansallisen turvallisuuden viitekehyksessä' in the STETE yearbook. In the article,......

04/22/2014

The Nato jam of the Finnish Ukraine discussion

Visiting Researcher at the Institute Noora Kotilainen commented on the Finnish security policy discussion caused by the Ukrainian crisis on Politiikasta.fi on April 18th....

04/14/2014

The battle of Finland

Programme Director at the Institute Mika Aaltola published an article titled 'Kamppailu Suomesta' on the web site Politiikasta.fi on April 11th. In the article, Aaltola observes Finland in the......

04/11/2014

Suomen Luonto, Ulkopolitiikka and Chydenius

The Finnish Journal on Foreign Affairs won the award for best trade and organization magazine in Aikakausmedia's annual Edit competition on April 10th. The jury said that the Journal is an excellently......

03/10/2014

Director position vacancy

The statute governing this appointment requires the successful applicant to have a doctorate or equivalent academic record, full familiarity with the field of work of the research institute, and......

03/06/2014

Negotiations, that should interest

Visiting Researcher Johanna Jacobsson has published a commentary on the ongoing trade negotiations between the EU and the United States in Kauppapolitiikka magazine. According to the researcher, the......

03/05/2014

Military intervention in the name of a minority

Research Fellow at the Institute Katja Creutz published an article titled 'Militär intervention i minoritetens namn' in Hufvudstadsbladet on March 5th. In the article, Creutz commented on Russia's......

03/04/2014

Ukraine must have the right to make its own choices

Senior Research Fellow Kristi Raik published an article titled 'Ukraine must have the right to make its own choices' in Kaleva on March 2nd. Raik noted that "the thought of Finland as an example to......

02/27/2014

No 'worthless' trade policy

The seminar titled 'Does the EU succeed in creating growth with the trade policy?' organized by FIIA, the grand committee and the foreign affairs committee of the Finnish parliament was held in the......

02/20/2014

Jasmine Sommardal wins Arctic essay contest

Jasmine Sommardal has won the first prize in the Arctic essay contest organised by Helsinki Climate Forum and The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). Sommardal's winning essay was......

02/13/2014

One should look further East

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Sinikukka Saari published an article in Turun Sanomat on February 13th. In the article, she urged Finland to invest more actively in resolving conflicts in the......

02/04/2014

The legitimacy of the EEAS

Research Fellow at the Institute Niklas Helwig has published an article by the title 'The legitimacy of the EEAS' in the publication 'The EU's External Action Service: Potentials for a one voice......

01/17/2014

The world needs better governance

Book review about 'The challenge of inclusive multilateralism : the report of the Global Governance Group 10' by Institute Programme Director Juha Jokela has been published in The International......

01/10/2014

Lukashenka as Machiavelli

Institute Programme Director, Arkady Moshes, has published an article ”Lukashenka as Machiavelli” in the website of Open Democracy on 9th of January, where he analyses the relations between......

01/09/2014

DP Analysis: If only things would not be worse tomorrow

A senior Institute researcher, Katri Pynnöniemi, has published an article ”Kunpa huomenna asiat eivät olisi huonommin” (If only things would not be worse tomorrow) in Docpoint Paper 2014......

12/23/2013

Depicting animal suffering remains a taboo

Institute Visiting Researcher Noora Kotilainen has published an article concerning depiction of animal suffering on Politiikasta.fi website on 21 December. In the article, Kotilainen asks why the......

12/11/2013

EU still attracts its neighbours

Institute Researcher Kristi Raik has published the article 'EU vetää yhä naapureita puoleensa' ('EU still attracts its neighbours') in the Tähdistö 2-3/2013 publication by Eurooppanuoret (JEF......

11/08/2013

Dissertation: Trade interests prevail

Dissertation in the field of development studies by Marikki Stocchetti was mentioned on Global.Finland website by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 6 November. Stocchetti stated that trade political......

10/30/2013

Georgian billionaire set to lower curtain on Rose Revolution

FIIA Comment 13/2013 on Georgia by Institute Researcher Teemu Sinkkonen was mentioned in Washington Post on 25 October. According to Sinkkonen, the resigning of prime minister of Georgia Ivanišvili......

10/24/2013

US Research Day - Call for Papers

The Center for US Politics and Power at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs will organize a U.S. research day in Helsinki on Tuesday December 12, 2013. The purpose of the conference is to......

10/08/2013

President leads

An article discussing Tarja Halonen's term in office by Institute Director Teija Tiilikainen has been published in the book Presidentti johtaa ('President leads') published by Siltala....

09/17/2013

Future World Order theme at Think Corner

University of Helsinki Think Corner partnered with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to carry out a series of events on the future world order....

06/26/2013

Kultaranta talks on 16–17 June 2013

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö hosted a debate on foreign and security policy at Kultaranta on 16–17 June 2013. The Kultaranta talks featured a wide-ranging discussion on the current and......

05/30/2013

Kultaranta Talks on 16-17 June

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will host a debate on foreign and security policy at Kultaranta on 16–17 June 2013. The Kultaranta talks will feature a wide-ranging discussion on the......

05/23/2013

Recent developments in international and EU climate policy

Report 6/2013 on "Recent developments in international and EU climate policy" by the Finnish National Climate Panel has been published. Institute Researcher Antto Vihma took part in writing the......

03/13/2013

External Action Service review: why it's important

FIIA Researcher Kristi Raik and European Policy Centre's Rosa Balfour have published a comment 'External Action Service Review: Why it's important' in EUobserver.com on 12 March....

02/21/2013

The Åland Example as Norm Entrepreneurship

Article by Institute Researcher Mikael Wigell, 'The Åland Example as Norm Entrepreneurship', has been published in the International Journal for Minority and Group Rights, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013....

02/21/2013

Shale gas boom in the US reshapes world energy flows

Briefing Paper report 'The shale gas boom: The global implications of the rise of unconventional fossil energy' by Institute Reseacher Antto Vihma was reported by the news media Verkkouutiset on 21......

02/20/2013

Common foreign policy necessary due to national cuts

FIIA Comment article "Managing the decline of European diplomacy: More burden-sharing in the EU is needed to counter the cuts in national foreign services" by Institute Researcher Kristi Raik and......

02/19/2013

The Missing Spring in the EU's Mediterranean Policies

FIIA Researcher Timo Behr and Royal Elcano Institute Researcher Haizam Amirah Fernández have co-authored a report "The Missing Spring in the EU's Mediterranean Policies" published in Jacques Delors......

02/18/2013

China dreams about national rebirth

FIIA Comment report by Institute Researcher Jyrki Kallio was summarised in the news media Verkkouutiset on 18 February....

02/07/2013

The foundations of Finland's EU membership remain solid

An article by Institute Director Teija Tiilikainen, "The foundations of Finland's EU membership remain solid", has been published in the Debt Management Annual Review 2012 of the State Treasury....

02/01/2013

Russia of Transformations

The Finnish Ministry of Defence has released a report focusing on developments in Russia. FIIA Researcher Katri Pynnöniemi has contributed to the reported regarding the section on Russian defence......