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Curriculum vitae

Katri Pynnöniemi is an assistant professor at the University of Helsinki (Aleksanteri-institute) and holds Mannerheim Chair of Russian Security Studies. The joint professorship between the University of Helsinki and the National Defense University was established in August 2017. Previously she has worked as a senior researcher at the Finnish Institute for International Affairs. Pynnöniemi's responsibilities include development of research on Russian security policy at the University of Helsinki and at the National Defense University. To this end, a multidisciplinary research project titled "Russia's Role in the World in 2035: Interests, Resources, Challenges" was developed in collaboration with Pynnöniemi and the Russia Group at the National Defense University. The research project explores four main themes: Russian military policy and the changing character of war, Russia’s strategic goals and the rupture of international system, security implications of the energy transition and climate change, and resilience of the Russia’s political system. Within this larger research program, Pynnöniemi’s own research focuses on Russian foreign and security politics, with emphasis on changes in strategic thinking (doctrines, strategies and concepts), conceptualization and implementation of information warfare tools as part of Russian foreign policy, and the analysis of treat perceptions and enemy images in Russian strategic communication/deception.

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu

1 Aug 20171 Aug 2022

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2019

DocPoint: Putinismin kasvot

Kangas, A. & Pynnöniemi, K. P., 14 Jan 2019, In : Politiikasta.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Information-psychological warfare in Russian security strategy

Pynnöniemi, K. P., 2019, Routledge Handbook of Russian Security Policy. Kanet, R. (ed.). London and New York: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 214-226 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Surkov ja Putinismin kolme periaatetta

Pynnöniemi, K., 24 Apr 2019, In : Aleksanteri Insight - Snapshots of Eurasia. 2019, 2, 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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The Asymmetric approach in Russian Security Strategy: Implications for the Nordic Countries

Pynnöniemi, K. P., 2 Jan 2019, In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 31, 1, p. 154-167 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Theory of strategic culture: An analytical framework for Russian cyber threat perception

Kari, M. J. & Pynnoniemi, K., 11 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Strategic Studies. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2017 2018

Activities 2017 2019

Ajankohtaiskatsaus: Venäjä

Katri Pynnöniemi (Speaker)
19 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Vie-Expert graduseminaari

Katri Pynnöniemi (Supervisor), Katalin Miklossy (Supervisor)
20192020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Venäjän ulkopolitiikka

Katri Pynnöniemi (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Russian Foreign Policy -briefings, Russia of Power report

Katri Pynnöniemi (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Russia Seminar 2019

Katri Pynnöniemi (Speaker: Presenter)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Ykkösaamu, 10.12.2019

Katri Pynnöniemi

10/12/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Ykkösaamu (21.1.2019) haastattelu

Katri Pynnöniemi

21/01/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Haastattelu

Katri Pynnöniemi

19/04/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu, Ruber Stiller ohjelma

Katri Pynnöniemi

16/04/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu

Katri Pynnöniemi

12/04/2018

1 item of Media coverage

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