Tag: Foreign Policy Institute

  • Right now: The UN’s climate report is being presented

    Right now: The UN’s climate report is being presented

    Only a very rapid reduction in climate emissions can ensure that the entire planet will be able to live well in the future as well, according to the major summary report presented by the UN climate panel IPCC today. The time to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement is running out, says Markku Rummukainen, […]

  • Finnish leaders unanimously deny the Prime Minister’s proposal to send Hornets to Ukraine

    Finnish leaders unanimously deny the Prime Minister’s proposal to send Hornets to Ukraine

    Several countries are weighing their own capabilities to provide such military support. I think this could also be discussed in Finland. We know we’ve made a decision on new fighters. We know the schedule for when we will get new jets to Finland, and I believe that we can also talk about the Hornets, whether […]

  • US B-52 bomber flies over Gulf of Finland, turns near Russian island

    US B-52 bomber flies over Gulf of Finland, turns near Russian island

    The bomber’s flight over the Gulf of Finland was a “clear message” to Russia, said the director of the Foreign Policy Institute.

  • This is how Putin’s coup attempt failed

    This is how Putin’s coup attempt failed

    Hear about the reports that Russia was preparing a coup d’état in Moldova – and how it was averted. The intelligence part of the war is spreading with destabilization attempts in areas around Ukraine. Also hear about attacks against a Russian spy plane in Belarus and about street protests in Georgia. In addition, Russian Foreign […]

  • Researcher: Finland should express its readiness to share Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO offers

    Researcher: Finland should express its readiness to share Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO offers

    – The mission of the Foreign Policy Institute is to deliver research information to decision-makers. The aim is not for the institute’s management and researchers to try to influence Finland’s foreign policy, he said comment. On Wednesday, Aaltola thought on Twitter that Finland should express its readiness to separate the two membership applications after his […]

  • Now Putin needs the Wagner group

    Now Putin needs the Wagner group

    Now the dreaded private army is recruiting in Russia’s prisons and is an increasingly important card for Vladimir Putin as he seeks to carry out his invasion plan. The group has gone from an army in the shadows to headquarters in the middle of town. Recently, the United States labeled both the group and anyone […]

  • Ukrainian minister dead in helicopter crash – this we know

    Ukrainian minister dead in helicopter crash – this we know

    Participants: Maria Persson Löfgren, Sveriges Radio’s Russia correspondent and Jan Hallenberg, Foreign Policy Institute. Reporter: Paulina Monzón Program manager: Kristin Axinge Jaslin The conversation with Maria Persson Löfgren was broadcast in Ekot in P4 at 12 noon, 18 January 2023

  • The experts: This is how the war in Ukraine could develop next year

    The experts: This is how the war in Ukraine could develop next year

    Russia’s war against Ukraine has been going on for 10 months. Yesterday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he wants to see a UN peace summit in February – but is there any hope for peace? Hear Peter Lidén, Sweden’s former defense attaché at the Swedish embassy in Ukraine who also helped build up Ukraine’s […]

  • China’s covid protests from within

    China’s covid protests from within

    The image of China’s zero covid policy is crackingSince the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Communist Party has conveyed the image of the zero-covid policy as a success story in relation to how the rest of the world handled the spread of infection. But in parallel with the infectious Omikron variant beginning to spread at […]

  • The sabotage that damages Putin’s military power

    The sabotage that damages Putin’s military power

    Since Putin’s war began, Ukraine has carried out attacks behind Russian lines. Strategic military targets have been attacked and bridges and railway tracks have been destroyed. Politicians loyal to Russia have been shot dead or killed by explosive devices. It is partly about crimes committed by Ukrainian special forces, but also pure partisan attacks from […]

  • Next door to the war – Poland and Moldova are affected

    Next door to the war – Poland and Moldova are affected

    In Poland, Russia’s war of aggression has fueled a massive military buildup. Military science has become a school subject and students in junior high school must learn to use weapons. At the same time, Poland has supported Ukraine with large amounts of weapons and military equipment. In the north, towards Kaliningrad, a fence with rolled […]

  • NATO expansion in doubt over Turkey’s objections

    NATO expansion in doubt over Turkey’s objections

    Istanbul – Finland and Sweden’s aspirations to join NATO are in doubt as Turkey has renewed its objections to their bid for membership. Finnish diplomats met their Turkish counterparts on Tuesday in Ankara, according to local media. The meeting marked the latest diplomatic effort by Helsinki to persuade Ankara to agree to its bid to […]

  • Kaikkonen: Finland and Sweden will continue NATO membership together

    Kaikkonen: Finland and Sweden will continue NATO membership together

    In Kaikonen’s opinion, the two countries joining the military alliance is important, especially from the point of view of national defense. Both membership applications have already been ratified by 28 of NATO’s 30 members, and Slovakia joined the group at the end of September. The applications still require the ratification of Hungary and Turkey. Turkey […]

  • The weaknesses of Putin’s occupation plan

    The weaknesses of Putin’s occupation plan

    Recently, what Russia called “referendums” were held in four regions of Ukraine, but these votes were described by independent observers as faked sham votes. Soldiers with guns have been walking around forcing people to vote. But despite the polls being completely illegitimate, Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the results to claim that the people […]

  • This is how Europe increases preparedness after the attack on Nord Stream

    This is how Europe increases preparedness after the attack on Nord Stream

    The protection of important infrastructure will now be addressed within the EU. A piquant coincidence was that the gas pipeline Baltic Pipe, which crosses the Nord Stream in the Baltic Sea, was inaugurated the same week that it began to be discovered that it was a matter of sabotage against the Nord Stream. The explosions […]

  • No country supports Russia financially or with weapons in the war

    No country supports Russia financially or with weapons in the war

    Claes Aronssonpresenter Martin Kraghdeputy director of the Center for Eastern European Studies at the Foreign Policy Institute Joakim Passikivilieutenant colonel and teacher at the Defense College in Stockholm

  • HS: Finnish researchers were pressured to limit their criticism of Russia

    HS: Finnish researchers were pressured to limit their criticism of Russia

    “But you don’t have to go back too many months to when we still had them,” he added. Aaltola said that the restrictions have typically manifested as self-censorship, when researchers have had to think about what they can say without burning bridges by worrying about future funding and relationships with interviewees. There have also been […]

  • Assassination attempt in Oslo, “NATO’s Achilles heel” Lithuania, fatigue to be vaccinated against corona and the summer before elections

    Assassination attempt in Oslo, “NATO’s Achilles heel” Lithuania, fatigue to be vaccinated against corona and the summer before elections

    Norway in grief and dismay In Oslo, an attack has been carried out on people who were sitting in restaurants, with dead and injured. The security police have declared the highest terrorist warning as a precautionary measure. The arrested suspect is known for Islamist links, but also for mental problems. Swedish Radio correspondent Carina Holmberg […]

  • Stoltenberg: Settlement of a dispute between Turkey, Finland and Sweden "soon"

    Stoltenberg: Settlement of a dispute between Turkey, Finland and Sweden "soon"

    Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg At a press conference on Thursday, NATO reiterated NATO’s continued negotiations with Turkey on the accession of Finland and Sweden to the alliance. The press conference followed a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers on Wednesday, which was also attended by the Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Center). Mr […]

  • Thursday’s leaves: Flights, fertilizer and four elections

    Thursday’s leaves: Flights, fertilizer and four elections

    The country’s largest daily circulation, Helsingin sanomat newspapercontains an analysis of the possible effects of the forthcoming foreign and domestic elections on Finland’s pending NATO membership. Turkey, Finland and Sweden will have parliamentary elections in the next 12 months, and the US by-elections are only five months away. According to HS, although NATO membership enjoys […]

  • Foreign expert: Turkey must "resolve the stalemate"

    Foreign expert: Turkey must "resolve the stalemate"

    Finland’s and Sweden’s offers to join NATO would have been negotiated and approved at record speed if Turkey had not opposed the accession of both Nordic countries to the alliance. Mika Aaltola A representative of the Foreign Policy Institute told Yle. "There is now a shadow boxing about who should negotiate and what is really […]

  • Wednesday’s newspapers: State of Åland, Prime Minister in Washington bids farewell to Covid tracking application

    Wednesday’s newspapers: State of Åland, Prime Minister in Washington bids farewell to Covid tracking application

    Jyväskylän Central Finland According to Uutissuomalainen ‘s opinion poll, almost 60 percent of Finns would be willing to allow a military presence in Åland, an autonomous and demilitarized province. 58 per cent of the respondents said they would allow the army to deploy troops to Åland. 16% were in favor of maintaining the current demilitarized […]

  • Tuesday’s newspapers: Russia’s sanctions, expensive groceries and Turkey’s targets

    Tuesday’s newspapers: Russia’s sanctions, expensive groceries and Turkey’s targets

    Several publications report on the outcome of the EU leaders’ meeting in Brussels. The main goal of the meeting was to reach an agreement on new sanctions against Russia. Meeting attended by the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP), saw EU leaders agree to ban oil imports from Russia, Helsingin sanomat newspaper write. The ban covers […]

  • Friday leaves: Dark horse, living dead and core news

    Friday leaves: Dark horse, living dead and core news

    Speculation around Finland’s 2024 presidential election is accelerating, and the media is increasingly reporting on potential candidates for the post. An Evening News According to the report, the Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn (Center) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Greens) are still in mind when it comes to changing […]

  • This is how President Zelensky shapes the image of Ukraine

    This is how President Zelensky shapes the image of Ukraine

    Volodymyr Zelenskyj is the famous comedian who played president in the TV satire “Servant of the People” but who was later elected the real president of Ukraine. He has previously done humor sketches where he worked hard with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelensky is now leading the country through a war after Putin launched what […]

  • This is how the war shapes NATO’s path forward

    This is how the war shapes NATO’s path forward

    Claes Aronssonhost Björn Fägerstensenior researcher at the European Program at the Foreign Policy Institute Bengt Lindrothjournalist and author Susanne PalmeEU commentator

  • Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    ISTANBUL, Turkey – NATO member with veto power Turkey expresses opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling reporters on Friday that he does not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Istanbul – NATO member Turkey, which has a veto, opposes Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Friday that he did not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its close ties […]

  • Thursday’s newspapers: The value of the security promise, the municipal wage struggle and the climate impact of logging

    Thursday’s newspapers: The value of the security promise, the municipal wage struggle and the climate impact of logging

    The British Prime Minister landed in Finland on Wednesday to send a simple message: Britain would support Finland if it were attacked, regardless of Finland’s status as a member or non-member of NATO. The message came the day before the president Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is expected to draw conclusions […]

  • Russia’s revenge against the Swedish researchers

    Russia’s revenge against the Swedish researchers

    The poisoning of the well-known opposition politician Alexei Navalny in the autumn of 2020 has similarities to what is happening today in Ukraine. It seems to be about revenge. Perhaps this story can also teach us something about what the Russian response to EU sanctions will look like in the future. Participants: Åsa Scotthead of […]

  • Finland’s possible NATO bid will steer the debate on nuclear weapons

    Finland’s possible NATO bid will steer the debate on nuclear weapons

    Finland’s ongoing political debate on joining NATO has turned to the issue of nuclear weapons and warfare. On Saturday, the Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin (SDP) said that all possible applications to join NATO must be made before the summer. Central to NATO’s collective defense are nuclear weapons designed to raise stakes for any […]

  • The Basic Finns’ parliamentary group is in favor of NATO membership, and MPs are allowed to vote freely

    The Basic Finns’ parliamentary group is in favor of NATO membership, and MPs are allowed to vote freely

    The opposition delegation of the opposition party stated on Thursday that the parliament must take forward Finland’s application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The position of the parliamentary group was announced by the party chairman Riikka Purra and team leader Ville Tavio at a meeting in Parliament on Thursday afternoon. Tavio said […]

  • Yle’s presidential election: Rehn Finland’s new favorite

    Yle’s presidential election: Rehn Finland’s new favorite

    Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn has risen to the top of the poll as the most likely winner of Finland’s next presidential election in a survey conducted by Taloustutkimus. Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (green) and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) ranked second and third in the survey. The results of the […]

  • The last Allegro train arrives in Helsinki when VR interrupts the connection: "This is very sad"

    The last Allegro train arrives in Helsinki when VR interrupts the connection: "This is very sad"

    In the near future, the last Allegro train from St. Petersburg rolled to Helsinki on Sunday evening at 7 pm, carrying worried and confused passengers. Last Friday, the state-owned railway company VR announced that it would suspend all trains to and from Russia without a timetable, when twice-daily services would be re-operated. Yle interviewed the […]

  • Joe Biden gives a speech in Warsaw

    Joe Biden gives a speech in Warsaw

    Ekot broadcasts US President Joe Biden’s speech from Warsaw Biden called Putin “a butcher” after meeting with refugees in Poland today Listen to Ekot’s correspondent Caroline Salzinger and Jan Hallenberg, research leader at the Foreign Policy Institute

  • The Russian embassy is asking citizens to report discrimination and hate speech

    The Russian embassy is asking citizens to report discrimination and hate speech

    The Russian Embassy in Helsinki has urged Russian citizens living in Finland to report to the consulate all cases in which they suspect that they have been the victim of discrimination, hate speech or violation of civil rights. The call was made through the embassy’s social media channels. Jussi LassilaA senior researcher at the Foreign […]

  • The President of Finland will travel to London "important" Ukraine Summit

    The President of Finland will travel to London "important" Ukraine Summit

    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö will travel to London on Monday at the invitation of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) two-day summit. The UK-led JEF is a framework for multilateral defense co-operation that also includes the five Nordic countries, the three Baltic countries and the Netherlands. A opinion The President’s Office […]

  • Friday’s newspapers: Putin-Niinistö, war worries, Hanko real estate and Western companies in Russia

    Friday’s newspapers: Putin-Niinistö, war worries, Hanko real estate and Western companies in Russia

    In the background of the war in Ukraine, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) are dealing diplomatically on two fronts. Niinistö will call the Russian president on Friday Vladimir Putinwhile Marin is in Paris for an “informal” EU Council summit. The director of the Foreign Policy Institute speaks to […]

  • APN podcast: Finland is facing a changed world

    APN podcast: Finland is facing a changed world

    As Russia’s war against Ukraine approaches for the third week, the All Points North podcast analyzes the response of Finnish society to the crisis. APN is visiting the extradition center in Tampere, as the aid organizations say they have received "unprecedented" the level of donations after the deadly attack on Russia. "People bring everything from […]

  • Security experts: Russia’s attack could extend to Finland as well

    Security experts: Russia’s attack could extend to Finland as well

    According to Finnish security policy experts, the probability that Russia’s attack on Ukraine will spread to other countries and regions will increase as Russia’s losses increase and the conflict continues. Director of the Foreign Policy Institute, Mika Aaltolatold Yle TV1’s breakfast program on Monday morning that the ongoing war in Ukraine could spread beyond the […]

  • Foreign expert: Finns have misunderstood NATO

    Foreign expert: Finns have misunderstood NATO

    President of the United States Joe Biden hosts the President of Finland Sauli NiinistöAt the White House on Friday at 9.30 pm Finnish time to discuss security and defense issues behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The face-to-face meeting in Washington DC is significant, as Biden has not met with other heads of state since the […]

  • The risks of Swedish arms exports to Ukraine

    The risks of Swedish arms exports to Ukraine

    Sweden’s Riksdag has decided to enter with military support in Ukraine in the form of 5,000 armored shots 86. – They can be used to stop or prevent and delay the advance of armored vehicles. But they could also be used in combat inside the cities, says Björn Fägersten, head of the Foreign Policy Institute’s […]

  • The war in Ukraine has completely changed the EU

    The war in Ukraine has completely changed the EU

    Listen to our correspondents, Lubna El-Shanti in Ukraine, Caroline Salzinger in Germany and Moscow correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren. In addition, EU commentators Susanne Palme and Björn Fägersten at the Foreign Policy Institute. Host Claes Aronsson.

  • Putin’s order increases the risk of seizures

    Putin’s order increases the risk of seizures

    The breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are declared independent by Russia, and these are also areas controlled by Ukraine. In this, Vladimir Putin sends “peacekeeping forces”, ie Russian military. – This means that there is now a risk that quite soon there will be a direct contact area between Ukrainian and Russian forces, says […]

  • Right now: US faces sanctions against Russia

    Right now: US faces sanctions against Russia

    US President Joe Biden is holding a press conference on the situation between Russia and Ukraine, after Russia recognized the Donetsk and Luhansk rebel areas as independent. The president called Russia’s actions yesterday the start of an invasion. Listen to our US correspondent Cecilia Khavar, Dag Blanck, professor of North American studies at Uppsala University, […]

  • The parties disagree on the adjustment of Finland’s arms export ban to Ukraine

    The parties disagree on the adjustment of Finland’s arms export ban to Ukraine

    Due to the intensified situation in Ukraine, Yle asked all parliamentary party leaders whether Finland should reconsider its policy of not exporting weapons to the country. Finland’s parliamentary parties are in sharp disagreement over whether the country should relax its arms export policy in the light of the threat posed by Russia to Ukraine. prime […]

  • EXTRA SECTION: Therefore, US spies warn of Russian attack

    EXTRA SECTION: Therefore, US spies warn of Russian attack

    A Russian attack on Ukraine may begin in mid-February 2022. This information has come from the White House, both from official and unofficial sources. – I have a hard time taking it really seriously, that exact, but on the other hand a window of maybe two, three weeks. I take this very seriously, says Jan […]

  • Wednesday’s papers: resignation of chairman of foreign affairs committee, restart of word F, energy price pressures

    Wednesday’s papers: resignation of chairman of foreign affairs committee, restart of word F, energy price pressures

    Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mika Niikko (Finns) have announced their resignation from the committee on Wednesday after criticism of a tweet he published on Tuesday suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron or someone else publicly announce Ukraine’s non-accession to NATO. Niikko retreated quickly and explained that his tweet was "carelessly said" […]

  • Friday’s newspapers: More on Prime Minister’s NATO statement, small town concerns, continued vaccine hesitation

    Friday’s newspapers: More on Prime Minister’s NATO statement, small town concerns, continued vaccine hesitation

    Friday’s newspapers continue to react to the nuances in the foreign and security policy statements of Finland’s leaders, with NATO and Russia still as the main issues. The prime minister spoke to the news agency Reuters on Wednesday Sanna Marin said it is "really unlikely" that Finland would apply for NATO membership at least during […]

  • Former NATO Secretary General: "Finland and Sweden could become members overnight"

    Former NATO Secretary General: "Finland and Sweden could become members overnight"

    Former NATO Secretary General in an interview with Yle on Saturday Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed last week talks between Russian, European and US officials aimed at easing tensions around Ukraine "In practice, Russia is demanding a veto over NATO enlargement. NATO’s doors will remain open, and we do not want to Vladimir Putin serve as […]

  • The US National Security Adviser is discussing Ukraine with Finnish and other Nordic authorities

    The US National Security Adviser is discussing Ukraine with Finnish and other Nordic authorities

    President of the United States Joe BidenNational Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, discussed the situation in Ukraine with representatives of Finland and four other Nordic countries on Tuesday. According to a statement from the White House, Sullivan spoke with his Nordic colleagues "negotiate ways to strengthen transatlantic security" and approx "their readiness to face serious consequences […]

  • Niinistö will meet Putin in Moscow on the table of trade, transport and climate

    Niinistö will meet Putin in Moscow on the table of trade, transport and climate

    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday at the Kremlin in Moscow. The meeting took place just as the Russian capital had to close amid record-breaking daily Covid-19 deaths. Due to the pandemic, this was their first face-to-face meeting since Putin visited Helsinki in August 2019. They have had telephone […]

  • The day when the world changed

    The day when the world changed

    Participants: Ginna Lindberg, US commentator on Ekot, Cecilia Khavar, Washington correspondent, Roger Wilson, New York correspondent, Anders Ask, former New York correspondent, Cecilia Uddén, Middle East Correspondent, Magda Gad, Middle East correspondent for Expressen, Jan Hallenberg, US expert at the Foreign Policy Institute and Pierre Schori, former UN Ambassador. Broadcast live on P1 11/9 2021. […]

  • Biden after the bombing: “We will hunt you”

    Biden after the bombing: “We will hunt you”

    Listen to Cecilia Khavar, Ekot’s foreign correspondent in Washington and Rouzbeh Parsi, program manager at the Middle East program at the Foreign Policy Institute. The feature was published in P1-morgon on 27 August 2021.

  • Eastern European connoisseur of forced plane: A kind of attack on the EU

    Eastern European connoisseur of forced plane: A kind of attack on the EU

    The outside world has reacted strongly after the incident yesterday when a passenger plane on its way from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk on the orders of President Lukashenko and a regime-critical journalist on board was arrested. Prosecutors in Lithuania have launched criminal investigations into aircraft hijacking and violations of international […]

  • Expert: The sanctions will hit the Russian economy hard

    Expert: The sanctions will hit the Russian economy hard

    The US sanctions against Russia, which came today, are the most powerful in seven years – and they will hit the Russian economy hard. Martin Kragh, program manager and senior researcher at the Foreign Policy Institute: “Will hit the Russian economy hard”. Russia has called the sanctions dangerous and hostile.

  • Conspiracy thinking took hold of his partner

    Conspiracy thinking took hold of his partner

    While demonstrations are being held in Sweden and the world against pandemic restrictions and vaccines, “Fredrik” feels that he is losing his partner to the conspiracy theories. She is one of many who seek simple answers to complex questions about vaccines – and end up in conspiracy theory threads that lead away from facts and […]

  • EU imposes sanctions on China

    EU imposes sanctions on China

    The EU has decided to impose sanctions on China linked to repression of the Muslim minority. China, in turn, has responded with sanctions against Europeans, including Björn Jerdén from the Foreign Policy Institute, who heads the government’s knowledge center on China. “It is completely unacceptable, we will of course raise this directly with the Chinese […]

  • “Assad regime needs hard currency”

    “Assad regime needs hard currency”

    Syria’s economic crisis is the background to the Assad regime’s attempts to collect money from those who did not do military service and fled the country, says Bitte Hammargren, senior employee at the Foreign Policy Institute. Conflicting information from Syria on whether the recovery will be carried out. Many who fled Syria may face a […]

  • After the assassination of the nuclear physicist – Iran threatens retaliation

    After the assassination of the nuclear physicist – Iran threatens retaliation

    Iran accuses Israel of deadly attack on Iranian nuclear physicist. Hear our correspondents in the United States and the Middle East about the escalation. Participants: Johan-Mathias Sommarström, Middle East correspondent, Fernando Arias, US correspondent and Rouzbeh Parsi, program manager at the Middle East and North Africa program at the Foreign Policy Institute. Host: Jakob Rickardsson.

  • US and Russia in meeting on final nuclear deal

    US and Russia in meeting on final nuclear deal

    Representatives of the United States and Russia meet today in Helsinki to negotiate the latest nuclear agreement between the two countries. The so-called New Start Agreement expires in February next year and researcher Charly Salonius-Pasternak, at the Foreign Policy Institute in Helsinki, does not believe the parties will agree on an extension. – If both […]