On the 4th of April 2023, Finland became the 31st member of NATO. This marked the country’s departure from its military non-alignment policy that it had kept throughout the Cold War and ever since. Finland’s accession was also significant for NATO: the land border it shares with Russia has now more than doubled. At the next speaker event of the Cambridge University European Society, we meet with Jukka Siukosaari, Finland’s Ambassador to the UK, to discuss the reasoning for Finland’s change of course, and how he sees European security in the context of Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Ambassador is going to be joined by Dr Donatas Kupčiūnas, Research Associate and Baltic Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics, whose research interests include the geopolitics of the Baltic sea region and contemporary Russian foreign policy. The event will take place in S2 Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. Admission is free.

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