Helmi Pillai

Helmi Pillai

Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow
Areas of expertise 

EU foreign policy, Northern European security policy


Finland should prepare to join NATO on its own

16 February 2023
Last month, Turkey threatened to block Sweden’s NATO membership, while indicating its support for Finland’s accession to the alliance. If Turkey continues to block Swedish membership, Finland should join NATO alone. 

A new era of Finnish foreign policy begins

19 December 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to unprecedented changes to Finnish foreign policy. Applying for NATO membership should only be the beginning.