Global Security

research programme


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

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:

  • Center on US Politics and Power

  • Asia Research Cluster

  • Global Governance Cluster

  • Arctic Research Cluster

upcoming events

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Past events

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
The Venezuelan crisis and future prospects
05.12.2019 09:30 -
Open event
India and the world: Priorities of India's foreign policy
20.09.2019 10:30 -
By invitation only
The Western Balkans and the EU: Reassessing the relationship
19.09.2019 09:00 -
By invitation only

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