Director: Dr Teija Tiilikainen
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The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a Helsinki-based independent research institute that produces high level research to support political decision-making and public debate both nationally and internationally. Its three research programmes are:
- The EU research programme (director Juha Jokela). The European Union research programme focuses on the European External Action Service, EU’s external representation, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Common Security, Defence Policy, neighbourhood policy and energy security. The programme addresses the relations between external and internal security by focusing on terrorism and radicalization as well as related institutional development and decision-making.
- The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme (director Arkady Moshes). The programme studies the Eastern European environment with a special focus on Russia’s domestic and foreign policy. In particular, the programme concentrates on political developments in the region, the dynamics of policy-making: actors, networks and shifts in interests and power. It also studies international relations in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood and the relationship between the region and the EU, especially development of the EU’s Eastern Partnership with Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
- The Global Security research programme (director Mika Aaltola). The Global Security research programme approaches global security challenges within the framework of broad security. The programme seeks to understand the global trajectories of security that have significance for the European and Finnish security environments. The issues approached include the prospects for global governance systems, changes in the major power structure, significant factors in functional and regional security and insecurity, global challenges, such as the climate change, the role of the transatlantic relationship in world politics, and the different dimensions of the European security policy.
In addition, the Institute has several on-going projects which transcend the boundaries of the research programmes. For instance, the Institute launched a peace mediation project in order to enhance debate, research and awareness of peace mediation in Finland.
The Institute was established by the Parliament of Finland in its centennial plenum in June 2006 and the Parliament also provides the Institute’s basic funding. The Institute is autonomous in its research activities and is governed by a nine-member Board, assisted by an Advisory Council and a scientific advisory council. All FIIA publications can be downloaded from the institute’s website free of charge.
FIIA researcher Juha Jokela is a member of the TEPSA Board.
- “Finland’s Response to the COVID19 Epidemic: Long-Term Preparation and Specific Plans”, Charly Salonius-Pasternak (FIIA, Finland)
- “Deeper Integration and Constructive Engagement as Vehicles for Finnish Influence?”, Juha Jokela (FIIA, Finland)
- “Transparency in EU Decision-Making: Under Growing Pressure, More Important than Ever”, Tuomas Iso-Markku (FIIA, Finland)
- “COVID19 – A Trigger for Global Transformation? Political Distancing, Global Decoupling and Growing Distrust in Health Governance”, Mika Aaltola (FIIA, Finland)
- FIIA Offers Expertise on Pandemics (FIIA, Finland)
- “Idlib’s Crucible Moment: The Cost of Jihadist Proxies and Geopolitical Tensions”, Wolfgang Mühlberger & Olli Ruohomäki (FIIA, Finland)
- FIIA leads a work package on EU Foreign, Security and Defence Policy in the EU IDEA Research Project (FIIA, Finland)
- “Managed Leadership Succession in Kazakhstan: A Model for Gradual Departure?”, Kristiina Silvan (FIIA, Finland)
- “Constitutional changes in Russia: Too much too late?”, Jussi Lassila (FIIA, Finland)
- “Hard security dynamics in the Baltic Sea region: From turbulence to tense stability”, Matti Pesu (FIIA, Finland)