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Finland’s evolving role in Euro-Atlantic security

Finland’s evolving role in Euro-Atlantic security

The research project analyses Finland’s NATO membership process and its nascent NATO policy. Additionally, the project explores the effects of Russia’s 2022 reinvasion of Ukraine on Northern European security. It’s third aim is to follow the development of U.S. Europe policy and the American commitment to European security.The Russian attack on Ukraine marks a historic watershed for Finnish foreign and security. Its decision to apply for NATO membership changes the basis of its national security policy. The project probes the following questions: What is Finland’s coming status in the...
Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union

Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is conducting a research project titled “Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union”. The project is a part of the Finnish Government’s 2022 analysis, assessment, and research activities (VN-TEAS) and will conclude in February 2023.Multilateral cooperation is one of the key organizing principles of international relations in general and conduct of foreign policy in particular. Despite significant advancements, development of multilateral cooperation has not been...
Superregionalism and Contentious Connectivity in Asia

Superregionalism and Contentious Connectivity in Asia

The research project will analyse the role of connectivity in Asia, broadly in the Indo-Pacific region, and its linkages with security, economy and (sustainable) development.In an era of Great-Power contestation, economy, security and development policy are increasingly intertwined. This is particularly clear in the field of connectivity, which is strongly associated with the building of infrastructure, but also heavily securitized, imbued with geopolitics, and linked to (sustainable) development.The research project approaches Asia as a superregion, i.e., a region defined by various functional and...
The Politics of Climate Change

The Politics of Climate Change

The project investigates the current politicization of climate change on the global, European, and national level.On the global level, the project offers timely and novel analysis on the most pressing collective action problems facing global governance. The focus is on the Paris Agreement, and especially its crucial component, transparency. How can the key provisions of the Paris Agreement be implemented in turbulent times, increasingly characterized by multipolar competition?On the European level, the project focuses on the Green New Deal and the climate agenda of the new European Commission,...