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Helsinki Security Forum

27.–29.9.2024

BLOG: Session VI: Economic Security as National Security

The most recent HSF blog dives into the multifaceted world of economic security. Economic interdependence between countries is a product of globalisation, which, in the era of radical uncertainty, has proven to include both advantages and risks. This has altered the understanding of the implications of global trade and interdependece as well as the means needed to achieve economic security.

“It is really about balancing economic dependencies. The challenge with balancing economic dependence in comparison with balancing military power is that it is much more complicated to balance dependence", noted FIIA Research Director Mikael Wigell.

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Publications

Tuomas Iso-Markku and Iro Särkkä
for HSF Blog
21.12.2023 |

Enhancing Europe’s military capabilities

Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine has emphasised how important maintaining a credible deterrence and defence posture is – and how unprepared for this task most European states have long been.

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Jyri Lavikainen
for HSF Blog
19.12.2023 |

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent and Lessons from Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the first time in world history when a state uses its nuclear arsenal as coercive leverage in a war of conquest. The reverberations are felt throughout the world.

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Arkady Moshes & Kristiina Silvan
for HSF Blog
11.12.2023 |

Rejecting Russian Spheres of Influence

The EU has rejected the language of spheres of influence in favour of an international order based on common rules rather than the power of the strongest. However, when it comes to the policy towards Russia, this rejection has been more evident in words than deeds.

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Bart Gaens and Mikael Mattlin
for HSF Blog
23.11.2023 |

Reverberations in the Indo-Pacific of the War in Ukraine

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has had significant ripple effects in Indo-Pacific security dynamics and ongoing great-power competition.

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Enhancing Europe’s military capabilities

21.12.2023

Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine has emphasised how important maintaining a credible deterrence and defence posture is – and how unprepared for this task most European states have long been.

Discover more

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent and Lessons from Ukraine

19.12.2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the first time in world history when a state uses its nuclear arsenal as coercive leverage in a war of conquest. The reverberations are felt throughout the world.

Discover more

Rejecting Russian Spheres of Influence

11.12.2023

The EU has rejected the language of spheres of influence in favour of an international order based on common rules rather than the power of the strongest. However, when it comes to the policy towards Russia, this rejection has been more evident in words than deeds.

Discover more