Global Security

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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

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Latest publications

Kallio, Jyrki & Gaens, Bart (2020). Finland's relations with China and the US. In Esteban, Mario and Miguel Otero-Iglesias ed(s): Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry. A Report by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). Madrid: Real Instituto Elcano. 57-63.

Vastapuu, Leena; Mattlin, Mikael; Hakala, Emma & Pellikka, Petri (2019). Afrikan megatrendit. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Vastapuu, Leena; Mattlin, Mikael; Hakala, Emma & Pellikka, Petri (2019). Megatrends in Africa. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.