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Northern Future Forum: Uniscan reborn?

In January 2011, representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries gathered in London under David Cameron’s stewardship for the first UK Nordic Baltic Summit. As described on the event’s webpage, the goal of the meeting was to… bring together Prime … Continue reading

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The ties that Carl built…

A few quick ones here. Let’s start with Sweden-American relations. On the occasion of Barack Obama’s visit to Sweden and discussions with the heads of states of Nordic and Baltic countries, I can’t resist to mention this article by David … Continue reading

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Revue d’Histoire Nordique, issue 15, and Michael J. Carley’s review of my work

I haven’t had time to present the issue 15 of the Revue d’Histoire Nordique, which came out at the beginning of the year. The theme of the issue is the beginning of World War I in the Baltic Area 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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Revue d’Histoire Nordique issue 14

The 14th issue of the Revue d’Histoire Nordique arrived today. This RHN is the only French-language journal dealing with the History of the Nordic and Baltic Countries. I am lucky enough to be associated with the review as a member … Continue reading

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“Semi-official diplomacy” cases: Martti Ahtisaari’s Crisis Management Initiative

The first thing one notices when opening the Helsinki-based Crisis Management Initiative‘s website is the big DONATE button. Money, of course, is of the essence for an organization such as this. It was reminded to the Finnish-speaking readership through a … Continue reading

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Unité de recherche Paris-Sorbonne “Expressions historiques, culturelles et esthétiques de l’identité. Espaces germanique, nordique, néerlandophone”

In French academic research, the Nordic Countries are not really what one could call a hot topic. Research dealing with these countries is also organized in a peculiar way, with a traditionally strong (and, I think, not entirely unproblematic) attachment … Continue reading

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