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The ship Mein Schiff 6 is built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, on Sept. 6, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s No Plan B for Port Security

Privatization and automation have left global shipping fatally exposed.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to reporters as he and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) leave the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2017.

When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.

A demonstrator wears a mask bearing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin as protesters gather for a march to defend human rights, freedom of speech, and democracy on July 15, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP)

Finland and the Bear

Russian meddling is a rising concern in Helsinki.

U.S. President Donald Trump discusses his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with House Republicans in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 17. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?

The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump speak to the press after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Performance in Helsinki Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise

U.S. allies in Europe are resigned to a trans-Atlantic relationship that keeps getting worse.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16. (Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki; High-Flying News From a Big British Air Show; U.S. Army Steps into the Future

Catch up on everything you need to know about the Trump-Putin meeting, big air shows in Europe, and other top news.

U.S. President Gerald Ford (L) speaks with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (R) during the European Summit focused on Security and Cooperation on August 7, 1975 in Helsinki.

Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights

Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.

Russian Matryoshka dolls depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are on sale in the Ruslania book store in Helsinki on July 9. (Timo Jaakonaho/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump-Putin Summit’s Potential Nuclear Fallout

When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.

Alleged Russian soldiers stand outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol on March 12, 2014. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare

Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?

A Finnish armored terrain vehicle during an ongoing military exercise on the Swedish island Gotland on September 19. (Anders Wiklund/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s Neighbors Respond to Putin’s ‘Hybrid War’

Baltic and Nordic countries turn to education as much as military hardware to counter Moscow’s hybrid threats.

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Europe and U.S. Move to Fight Russian Hybrid Warfare

A new center to counter hybrid threats inches Finland and Sweden closer to NATO in everything but name.

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Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War?

Helsinki has emerged as a resilient front against Kremlin spin. But can its successes be translated to the rest of Europe?

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Fearing Russian Bear, Sweden Inches Toward NATO

The deal, known as a host nation support agreement, will grant NATO more room to operate on Swedish territory for training exercises or in the event of a conflict in the region.

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A Far-right Vigilante Group May Soon Be Synonymous with Unicorns and Glitter

A Finnish university student trademarked the name of an anti-immigrant vigilante group to start a unicorn-themed clothing line.

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How Finland Became Europe’s Bear Whisperer

Helsinki has figured out how to stand up to Russia without provoking Putin’s wrath. Its neighbors call that appeasement.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 18: A group of Iraqi refugee, fled from civil war in Iraq and refuged to Finland, arrive at Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq on February 18, 2016 after they left Finland due to varied difficulties they experienced. (Photo by Visam Ziyad Muhammet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

If You’re an Unhappy Iraqi Asylum-Seeker, Finland Will Fly You Home

Finland is paying for Iraqi asylum-seekers to fly home if they decide they prefer Baghdad to Helsinki.

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For Finland and Norway, the Refugee Crisis Heats Up Along the Russian Arctic

The faster and safer Arctic route has emerged as a viable alternative for asylum-seekers to the rough seas that have claimed thousands of lives crossing from Turkey to Europe.

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