Podcast - US Elections Untangled

US Elections Untangled is a weekly podcast series by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs that dives deep into the big questions surrounding the 2020 elections. Drawing on the expertise of FIIA researchers, the podcast looks at the elections mainly from the perspective of international relations.

The series is hosted by FIIA Visiting Research Fellow Maria Annala, an expert in present-day American politics. Joining her in the studio will be a wide array of international relations experts from FIIA.

You can also listen to the series on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.


First episode, 10.7.2020

Second episode, 17.7.2020

Third episode, 24.7.2020


Fourth episode, 31.7.2020

Fifth episode, 7.8.2020

Sixth episode, 14.8.2020

Seventh episode, 21.8.2020

Eight episode, 7.9.2020

Ninth episode, 14.9.2020

10th episode, 21.09.2020

11th episode, 28.9.2020

12th episode, 5.10.2020

13th episode, 12.10.2020

14th episode, 19.10.2020

15th episode, 26.10.2020

16th episode, 2.11.2020

17th episode, 9.11.2020

The last episode, 7.12.2020

Further information:

Visiting Research Fellow Maria Annala

maria.annala@fiia.fi, +358 9 432 7766, Twitter: @maria_annala

upcoming events

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Past events

The Way Ahead after the Biden-Putin Summit
23.06.2021 16:30 -
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Sexual assault in the US Military:
25.05.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
Russia, Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship
26.04.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
US Trade Policy and the Future of Global Order?
10.03.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
U.S., Japan and China - identities, economics and power
19.02.2021 14:00 -
By invitation only
Transatlantic relations and the question of cybersecurity
25.01.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Educating the U.S. on the "China Threat"
11.12.2020 14:00 -
By invitation only
Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control
24.11.2020 16:30 -
By invitation only

Latest publications

Helwig, Niklas (2020). Die EU und die USA. In Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels ed(s): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2020. Baden Baden: Nomos. 385 - 390.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2020). Donald Trump, Joe Biden ja kunnioituksen askelmerkit. SAM Magazine, 18.9.