Finnish Foreign and Security policy

The project on Finnish foreign and security policy is a strategic excellence initiative that solidifies one key area of FIIA’s research mission. The initiative is supervised by the Director. The project produces strategic level research on Finnish foreign and security policy; it explores geostrategic positioning of Finland and provides both public debate and policy makers with perspectives and assessments of Finnish foreign and security policy and related policy options. The project aims to support and facilitate the development of broader Finnish Foreign and Security Policy research, drawing on existing networks and bringing together experts in the field in the form of publications and events. In 2020, the project will focus on the Swedish-Finnish defence and security cooperation. FIIA’s Finnish foreign policy project has previously consisted of a seminar series on Finnish foreign policy, EILEN archive and Finnish Foreign Policy Papers publication series.

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

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