Aleksanteri Insight is a series of expert opinions, published by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki since 2013. It presents in a short format analysis of specific issues, their underlying causes and implications in the Eurasian context. The expert views address different trends, grasp hidden agendas and provide context to popular media headlines.
The rebirth of news media as a public institution in Russia
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 1/2019. International conflicts trigger propaganda, but they also generate demand for change. Journalism history hints at...
1989 – a revolution or the end of a revolution?
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 5/2018. The roots of the year 1989 date back at least to the year 1968, when the socialist revolution reached its tipping...
Work autonomy is decreasing in Russia
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 4/2018. As economic growth has slowed down, the positive development of the early 2000s has been replaced by an increasing...
Russian Aims and Prospects for its North Korea Policy
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 3/2018. Russia seems to be maximising its interests by utilising the tension of the Korean peninsula issues, writes Yoko...
Not business as usual, but dialogue and engagement
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 2/2018. For a country like Finland, with more than 1300 km of common border with Russia, it is inevitable that it must keep...
Real Economy and Virtual Reality in Russia’s Innovation Policy
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 1/2018. Existing research has overlooked both the emerging consensus around the new concept of a technological revolution...
The Independence of Finland and the role of chance
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 4/2017. In 1917, Finland was released from the logic of war and found itself in a situation where there was a lack of...
Russia 2030: Development after fossil fuels?
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 3/2017. The long-term future of Russia’s fossil fuel reliant development model is uncertain, writes Pami Aalto.