To Stop a U.S.-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq
By treating Iraqi territory as a neutral zone, Washington and Tehran can avoid conflict.
Finland’s Green Diplomat
Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.
The Myth of Democratic Socialism
The Nordic countries show the limits, not successes, of Bernie Sanders’s plans.
Scandinavia Won’t Be Russia’s Next Target
Mikheil Saakashvili’s country was a victim of Putin’s aggression. Finland and Sweden won’t be.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, the world marked International Women’s Day, and the U.S. State Department canceled an award for a Finnish journalist who criticized Trump.
There’s No Plan B for Port Security
Privatization and automation have left global shipping fatally exposed.
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.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
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.
Trump Is Coming Off as Putin’s Poodle, But That Actually Undermines Russia’s Main Goal
Trump isn’t as useful to Putin as one might think.
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.
Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights
Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.
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.
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?
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.
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.