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Nuclear Treaty Dodge Pleases NATO

Dozens of countries around the world have signed up to an agreement banning nuclear weapons in recent weeks. But Finland is following NATO's example, and...

Analysis: Aurora 17 Military Exercise

By Robin Haggblom Perhaps the final sign to show that Sweden has now moved out of the notorious ‘strategic blackout’ is the major exercise Aurora...

Russia’s Military Build-Up: Zapad Decoded

Russia is set to hold the Zapad 2017 military exercises at the end of next week, and it's believed to be the largest of...

Analysis: #Zapad2017: Russia threatens Finland and the Baltic States

By Petri Mäkelä The eyes of European military experts and leaders have been focused on the upcoming Russian Zapad2017 exercise for a while now. When...

Russian Cadet Ship Banned from Åland Port

The Finnish military has banned a Russian cadet training ship from putting into port in the demilitarized Åland Islands in September. The story was first...

Analysis: What Could Russia’s Military Build-up Mean for Finland?

By Petri Mäkelä Exactly a year ago I wrote about the Russian Maskirovka mobilizations that are also known as “snap drills” or “readiness inspections”. Some of these...