Vladimir Putin’s Russia has long sought to weaken the European Union and in this respect Brexit can be seen as a major success. Disconnecting the United Kingdom from the EU will inevitably have long term political consequences. Putin, flanked by influential architects of Russian expansionism such as Alexandr Dugin, is obsessed with the restoration of Russia as a great power; this includes establishing and consolidating its geopolitical sphere of influence in the Baltic Sea region. For EU countries in the area, such as Sweden and Finland, the role of NATO is more critical since Brexit. Thus any further division within NATO or questioning whether it may be suffering from a ‘brain death’ are a concerns for the two Nordic nations.
Membership in the UN Security Council: objectives, conclusions, lessons learned
Lecture in the virtual conference organised by United Nations Associations of Switzerland and the Swiss School of Public Governance of the ETH Zurich, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UNO
October 24, 2020
from 10.00 to 12.30
The Belt and Road Initiative, the ”Talsinki” Tunnel and Coronavirus as a Geopolitical Factor
Lecture in Kaunas
February 25, 2020
Book review – The Kremlin's footsteps: Finlandization and the background of the spy scandal in 2002
Text by Iivi Anna Masso
Posted Online April 18, 2019
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Volume 21 | Issue 1 | Winter 2019
Lecture in the Lithuanian Embassy (Helsinki)
January 14, 2020
Lecture by Visiting Professor Alpo Rusi
February 26, 2020
Remarks by former ambassador, visiting professor Alpo Rusi
Redi (Helsinki), August 19, 2019
The Presidency of Martti Ahtisaari 1994-2000 needs to be re-evaluated - was he displaced by a pro-Russian clique mainly in his own party?
A blog post by Alpo Rusi (uusisuomi.fi, February 1, 2019)
An unofficial and slightly amended translation
Professor Alpo Rusi, Iltalehti (February 12, 2019)
An unofficial translation
Identifying Significant Change in International Politics: The Year 2018 in Historical Perspective
Lecture given by professor emeritus Kalevi Holsti is available at the website of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
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"The more you understand the world, the higher your chance of shaping it".
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Valtiotieteen tohtori, suurlähettiläs, tasavallan presidentin entinen neuvonantaja, professori ja kirjailija.
Kirjoituksia saa lainata. Lähde on mainittava.