Index of back issues
Contents of issue No 12, May 1999
- War in Yugoslavia:
Non-aligned countries watch warily as NATO sidelines UN
In Finland and Ireland -- countries with a long psychological affinity with the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe -- there was a growing fear that after the NATO air strikes against Serbia, the UN will be sidelined in world politics.
- Finland agonises over Kosovo by Tuomas Forsberg
The Kosovo crisis may well turn out to be a watershed in Finland's security policy. The crisis is putting the credibility and workability of Finland's strategy in the post-Cold War era to the test. Finland can no longer withdraw into its shell. Rather, EU membership brings with it added responsibility for events in Europe.
- Refining a two-by-four, Editorial by Panu Minkkinen
The aim of the Finnish Institute is to serve the diverse cultural and scientific agents and experts in Finland by facilitating the exchange of ideas and projects with colleagues in the UK and Ireland. Our ultimate objective is to integrate such agents into British and Irish societies, and after our services as 'midwife' have been rendered, we hope to withdraw and see the projects prosper on their own.
- 48 hours in Helsinki
A short guide for a discerning cultural traveller.
- Ahtisaari bows out of presidential race by Jarkko Juselius
The March elections did not lead to a change in government in Finland. But as the second "Rainbow Coalition" started its work, next years presidential elections suddenly became the centre of attention.
- Europe searches for unity with multiple identities, book review by John Palmer
Teija Tiilikainen, Europe and Finland : Defining the Political Identity of Finland in Western Europe.
- Was Finnish media silenced by the Soviet Union? book review by Tapani Lausti
Esko Salminen, The Silenced Media : The Propaganda War between Russia and the West in Northern Europe.