Tag Archives: Finnish foreign policy

Reimag and Kantine

A little one to emphasize a new research project funded by the Academy of Finland: “Reimag“, for Reimagining Futures in the European North at the End of the Cold War. The goal of the project is to explore the systemic … Continue reading

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Diplomatic lives in and around Finland: Arthur J. Collingsworth, Yuri Deryabin, Krister Wahlbäck

This summer saw the death in close succession of three retired diplomats who had been in contact with Finland during the Cold War: Arthur Collingsworth, Yuri Deryabin, and Krister Wahlbäck. All three showed, at different stages, with different reasons and … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Finland’s campaign for the UN Security Council

Following-up on a previous mail about Finland’s ill-fated campaign to win one of the non-permanent seats in the Security Council, I would like to emphasize the study  (link to the .pdf after the news brief) the Finnish Foreign Ministry ordered … Continue reading

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Oneliner: Sweden and NATO…

Researcher Charly Salonius-Pasternak sees a new surge in Sweden’s debates about NATO, with the logical consequences on Finland’s position regarding the Organization. To sum things up: according to Salonius-Pasternak, the Swedish government would be lining up for a NATO bid … Continue reading

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Suomen ”kansallinen tiedottaminen” sortovuosista maabrändikomiteaan, kesk. 09.01.2013, 12.00-14.00

Suomi muuttuvassa maailmassa-kurssin opiskelijoille: tässä luentoni slidit. https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xj83z92ggxtduz/Julk%20diplo%20Suomessa.ppt Samasta aiheesta vähän luettavaa: Arndt, R. T. (2005). The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the 20th century. Washington DC: Potomac Books. Bátora, J. (2005). Public Diplomacy in Small and … Continue reading

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What do they think of us?

Storytime again: Someday a Finn, a French, and a German saw an elephant while walking in the African savannah. The French went on to think about the amount of meat he could get out of the beast, and how delicious … Continue reading

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In the news today…

…two recent events in Finnish foreign policy: the UN voted this week to fill up the Security Council’s non-permanent seats (announcment here), and the sending of Finnish planes to monitor Iceland’s air space was discussed in Parliament (Finnish). Iceland Why … Continue reading

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