Global Security

research programme


The Global Security research programme focuses on great power relations and how they affect the European and Finnish security environments. The programme also examines the rule-based international order and the implications for global governance structures. 

Great power relations are increasingly challenged by actual and possible domains of competition, including in the Arctic region and cyber space. At the same time, older forms of tension have re-emerged, such as territorial contestation and nuclear threats. Relations with the US remain vital, even if the transatlantic security relationship is undergoing major changes. The influence of other regional powers, such as China, Japan, India, and Brazil, has a growing impact on global governance, economy, and security.

The Global Security research programme pursues an academic and a policy-oriented research agenda. The research programme examines the norms and institutions of global governance, multinational security arrangements, hybrid threats and democratic vulnerabilities, geostrategy and geoeconomics, as well as economic and political drivers of regional power politics including their domestic constituents.

The research programme includes the following components:

and the following research projects: 

upcoming events

No upcoming events

Past events

Recognizing 'Geoeconomic Risk':
17.06.2021 10:00 -
By invitation only
FIIA Climate Briefing #1
26.11.2020 09:00 -
By invitation only
Hybridpåverkan i internationella relationer
07.10.2020 14:30 -
Open event
Dis_Order Narratives & the Middle East
24.04.2020 10:00 -
Requires registration
The Hybrid Media Environment: Networks, Circulation, Hacking
06.03.2020 09:00 -
Requires registration
Muuttuva avaruustoimintaympäristö ja Suomi
13.02.2020 10:00 -
By invitation only

Latest publications

Gaens, Bart; Jüris, Frank & Raik, Kristi (2021). Introduction and key findings. In Bart Gaens, Frank Jüris & Kristi Raik ed(s): Nordic-Baltic connectivity with Asia via the Arctic: Assessing opportunities and risks. Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security. 8-31.