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Helsinki Security Forum 29.9.–1.10.2023

The theme of Helsinki Security Forum 2023 is Deter, Defend and Secure – Europe in the Era of Radical Uncertainty.

Blog: New US National Security Strategy analysis

Ville Sinkkonen, Rachel Tausendfreund and Charly Salonius-Pasternak from the Center on US Politics and Power (CUSPP) at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs analyse the Biden administration's new National Security Strategy, and what it means for both the US and its allies and partners around the world.

"The focus on the administration’s domestic achievements ... illustrate(s) the overarching concern with (re)building the domestic foundations of American power for the next decades."

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Katariina Mustasilta, Timo R. Stewart and Tyyne Karjalainen
for HSF Blog
15.03.2023

The lessons (un)learned from Afghanistan

Five lessons that states and international organisations can learn from the intervention – for their own and for Afghanistan’s sake.

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President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin held a joint press conference on Finland’s security policy decisions on 15 May 2022. Matti Porre / Office of the President of the Republic of Finland 
Matti Pesu and Tuomas Iso-Markku
for HSF Blog
10.02.2023

The decisive role of geography in Finland’s (future) NATO policy

“The main driver of Finland’s NATO policy – the set of interests, objectives, and tasks it pursues in the alliance – will be the country’s geostrategic position.”

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Biden in front of Air Force One
18.10.2022

Biden Administration’s Strategy Depicts a Willingness to Lead and Places Emphasis on Partners

The United States has a new National Security Strategy. It reasserts Washington’s leading power role while focusing more on domestic…

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HSF 2022 first panel
03.10.2022

Helsinki Security Forum 2022 has come to a close

The inaugural Helsinki Security Forum has come to a close. The event brought together decision-makers and experts to address pressing…

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The lessons (un)learned from Afghanistan

15.03.2023

Five lessons that states and international organisations can learn from the intervention – for their own and for Afghanistan’s sake.

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The decisive role of geography in Finland’s (future) NATO policy

10.02.2023

“The main driver of Finland’s NATO policy – the set of interests, objectives, and tasks it pursues in the alliance – will be the country’s geostrategic position.”

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Biden Administration’s Strategy Depicts a Willingness to Lead and Places Emphasis on Partners

18.10.2022

The United States has a new National Security Strategy. It reasserts Washington’s leading power role while focusing more on domestic investments and diversified partnerships. By: Ville Sinkkonen, Rachel Tausendfreund & Charly Salonius-Pasternak The Biden administration released its long-awaited National Security Strategy (NSS) on 12 October. The strategy is legally mandated, and although the statute calls…

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