Russia’s Hybrid Policy Instruments in Northern Europe

kutsutilaisuus · Roundtable discussion · 28.10.2021 12:00 - 13:30
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Sinikukka Saari (FIIA)

Jakub Godzimirski (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs – NUPI)

Carolina Vendil Pallin (FOI)

Hanna Smith (Hybrid CoE)

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen (Aleksanteri-institute)


The concept of hybrid influencing has become a subject vivid scholarly interest since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. A multitude of research articles and monographs have been written on the subject, but most of them have covered either the concept of hybrid influencing or hybrid war, or they have studied Russia’s policy of hybrid influencing with regard to specific countries, including Nordic countries. The roundtable takes a wider perspective and analyses the region of Northern Europe as a whole from this perspective. What is Russia’s practical approach to advancing its foreign and security policy interests in Northern Europe and what results has Russia achieved with its hybrid influencing in Nordic countries?

This roundtable discussion is organized in the Aleksanteri-conference 2021 under the auspices of the the joint project by FIIA, Aleksanteri-Institute and National Defence University, “Northern Europe in Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy”.