Some days ago, Finland’s government was protesting against the fact that Germany and France should not take the EU leadership. So we were expecting strong Finnish positions after Trump refused to confirm US commitment to European defense through NATO and… Read More ›
The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting… Read More ›
Finland’s sisu at its best: how Arcusys, a young Finnish company, works with the NASA to establish people on Mars
We can sometimes complain about what is going wrong in Finland, but it is also a country where a lot of interesting and original things happen, and Arcusys’ story with the NASA is one of them. According to the company’s… Read More ›
Last news from NATO: a new US strategy, NATO exercises at the Russian border and a NATO member becoming Putin’s best friend
Some days after a governemental declaration indicating that “Finland is going to strengthten its relations with NATO“, it is interesting to follow what happens behind the scene. The US is secretly designing a new strategy aiming to take into account… Read More ›
The recent Russia report by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) has received both praise and critique. The institute has responded by claiming, among other things, that the people behind the criticism are trying to restrict the freedom of the report.
Some months ago, Paavo Väyrynen, a Finnish veteran politician of the Centre Party who has held many ministerial portfolios, and is now a member of the European Parliament, announced a citizens’ initiative to organize a referendum on the Finnish… Read More ›