Research

Research programmes

Projects

Finland and the Tightening Competition in Global Politics

Finland and the Tightening Competition in Global Politics

FIIA is conducting a research project entitled ‘Finland and the Tightening Competition in Global Politics’. The project is part of the implementation of the Government Plan for Analysis, Assessment and Research activities and will last until the end of 2018. The project analyses critical global and regional trends that may affect Finland’s international position in the near future.The research project is divided into three thematical but still interlinked sections: a) global political setting b) regional political setting (incl. the EU and Russia) c) Finland and its close neighborhood.Every...
Finnish Foreign Policy

Finnish Foreign Policy

The Finnish Foreign Policy project seeks to support foreign policy research in Finland and to arouse international interest in the topic. An online archive of Finnish foreign policy is at the heart of the project. The archive, which consists of speeches and key foreign policy documents, was launched in March 2012 (www.eilen.fi). Another function of the project is to build a network of interested researchers by organising research seminars on Finnish foreign policy. Ultimately, the aim of the project is to stimulate publications in the field.

A Stronger North? Developing Nordic cooperation on foreign and security policy

FIIA has launched a one-year research project entitled: A Stronger North? – Developing Nordic cooperation on foreign and security policy. The project is part of the implementation ofthe Finnish Government Plan for Analysis, Assessment and Research activities for 2017. The project examines possibilities for deepening Nordic cooperation in the field of foreign and security policy and it will draw conclusions and make policy recommendations for the Finnish government. The project's findings will be published in FIIA Report format and the summary of key findings will be delivered to the Prime...

The EU as a Security Community: citizens’ views and values

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs has launched a research project entitled ”The EU as a Security Community: citizens’ views and values”. Part of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities (VN-TEAS), the project will run until September 2018.Over the last years, the European security situation has significantly worsened. Global and regional crises have hit Europe hard, calling for more vigorous EU-level measures. Consequently, the Union’s role in the field of security has grown in significance from the perspective of both member states and citizens. Research...

Past projects

Helsinki +40

FIIA participated in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Helsinki +40 Project, an initiative that brought together security and human rights experts, politicians and academia to evaluate the OSCE's past and chart concrete lines of action for the future. Consisting of seminars at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in Moscow; the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington; and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Stockholm, the Project culminated in a final Colloquium organized by FIIA on the site of the signing of the OSCE's founding...

Russia's changing role in Finland's neighbourhood

FIIA conducted a one-year research project entitled ‘Russia's changing role in Finland's neighbourhood'. The project was part of the implementation of the Government Plan for Analysis, Assessment and Research for 2015. The project examines Russia's political system, the country's energy and Arctic policies as well as its role in the Baltic Sea region security environment and draws conclusions and makes policy recommendations for the Finnish government.The project's findings were published in FIIA Analyses and Briefing Papers, and the final report was delivered to the Prime Minister's Office in...

America’s changing global role and its impacts on transatlantic relations

This project investigated the evolution of America’s global engagement. In particular, it examined both the longer-term trends and the more immediate dynamics that affect the global role of the United States.The project’s final report Between change and continuity: Making Sense of America’s Evolving Global Engagement first considered domestic developments as well as strategic debates, to provide a context for understanding the potential changes and continuities in American foreign and security policy during and beyond the unfolding Trump era. The intention was to shed light on the evolution...