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

Conflict dynamics in Africa: Ways and means of prevention
31.05.2022 16:00 -
By invitation only
FIIA Climate Briefing #7
24.05.2022 17:30 -
Open event

Latest publications

Kallio, Jyrki; Koivu, Tuuli & Ruokamo, Anu (2022). Finland: Fears of dependence on China burden good relations with the US. In Seaman, John; Ghiretti, Francesca; Erlbacher,Lucas; Martin, Xiaoxue; Otero-Iglesias, Miguel ed(s): Dependence in Europe's Relations with China: Weighing Perceptions and Reality. French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) . 76-83.

New, Mark ; Reckien, Diana ; Viner, David ; ..., ... & Weikmans , Romain ; ..., ... & Workman, Mark (2022). Chapter 17: Decision Making Options for Managing Risk. Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.