Baltic Rim Economies 1/2020
Published on the 28th of February 2020
“South Korea is considered to be a miracle on the Han River – a nation with economic development curve so steep it is nearly impossible to match with any other country in the world. Today, South Korea is a buzzing nation of over 50 million people and the world’s 11th biggest economy. What does Finland have to offer the homeland of high-tech giants such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai?”
Ambassador of Finland to the Republic of Korea
“The end of the Cold War opened a possibility to build a system of genuine security in Europe. But the chance was missed. Why?
Let’s take 1990 as the starting point. Leading powers were discussing crucial matters concerning the future of Europe, with a united Germany as a core issue. The essence of the American and other Western partners’ approach could be illustrated by what Moscow heard from Washington: if Americans maintain presence in Germany that is a part of NATO, the Alliance’s forces would not be moved one inch to the east.”
Consul General of Russia in Turku,
“Mussels farming, algae cultivating, blue biotech are no longer exotic words in the vocabulary of regional governments and private companies in the Baltic Sea region. Lately, they’ve been generating a lot of knowledge and experience in these sectors. And here projects, like those co-financed by Interreg Baltic Sea Region that provides grants for smart ideas, allow experimentation.”
Project Officer/Advisor for External Cooperation,
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat,
“Only a decade ago independent actors such as NGOs, universities and civic initiatives in their international activities were heavily dependent on the political, communicative and often financial support of quasi-independent state agencies. Nowadays, these agencies cannot efficiently target their audiences and moreover be successful in their efforts without extensive support of the mentioned actors.”
Head of Strategy and International Co-operation,
Yegor Gaidar Foundation,
Baltic Rim Economies 1/2020 includes the following Expert articles
Eero Suominen: Trade relations between Finland and South Korea: Room for new innovations and cooperation
Alexander Gremitskikh: Russia, NATO and European security
Mikhail G. Zubov: 80 years of the Moscow agreement on Ålands
Alexey Gromyko: Many strengths, many weaknesses
Jacek Karnowski & Katarzyna Choczaj: Sopot (Poland) and its international cooperation in the Baltic Sea region
Mari Kettunen & Saimi Hoyer: The Saimaa phenomenon – The decade of Saimaa is coming
Kari Lukka: Memories from Pärnu
Pekka Saarinen: New way to make a city
Tellervo Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala: Preparing for the AI era
Elena Kolosova: EU Interreg funding for smart ideas in blue growth
Jürgen Sorgenfrei: Next bunker fuels for high seas
Torbjörn Becker: Transition is not a done deal
Anne L. Clunan: Russia’s trouble with globalisation
Helge Blakkisrud: Vladimir Putin – a Russian nationalist?
Markku Lonkila, Larisa Shpakovskaya & Philip Torchinsky: Social media in civic and political activism in Russia
Jadwiga Rogoza: Protests in Russia: Numerous yet dispersed
Jussi Lassila: From protests to the super years of Russian politics
Marcus Prest: Russian strangeness
Eemil Mitikka: Should we trust Russian surveys?
Sinikka Parviainen: Corruption and business environment in Russia in the 2010s: Real improvement or make-belief?
Stanislav Usachev: Yegor Gaidar Foundation activities in the Baltic Region
Pia Koivunen: Putin’s mega-event boom coming to an end
Natalya Volchkova: The export trap of Russian import substitution policies
Laura Solanko: Will new gas pipelines bring a boost to the Russian economy?
Julia Vainio: Energy security developments in the Russian gas sector
Laura Klemetti & Viktoria Palm: The OPAL gas pipeline: A test for EU energy solidarity
Hilma Salonen & Sohvi Kangasluoma: New energy trends in the Russian Arctic: Could Russia lead the way in becoming a climate leader?
Olga Garanina & Anna Abramova: Russia under the sanctions: From energy sector to digitalization
Andrey N. Terekhov & Stanislav L. Tkachenko: The Russian IT market: Current trends
Mariëlle Wijermars: The stakes are high for Internet freedom in Russia in 2020
Juha Kukkola: The Russian sovereign Internet
Ibrahim Al-Marashi: Collective environmental security: Geopolitical links between the Baltic, Black, and the eastern Mediterranean Seas
Karoliina Rajala: Innovation in the Russian space industry: A military perspective
Ann-Mari Sätre: Reasons for poverty in Russia
Vasiliy A. Anikin & Anastasia V. Karavay: Human capital in post-transition Russia: Some critical remarks
Peter Holicza: Characterization of Russian youth
Svetlana Erpyleva: Children changing politics
Elena Omelchenko: Russian youth in XXI century
Kristiina Silvan: Government-organized youth organizations in Russia
Jonna Alava: Russia’s Young Army
Sirke Mäkinen & Hanna Peltonen: Training experts in Russian and East European Studies
Jekaterina Lindberg: Russia is reforming its waste system, but can the waste reform Russia?
Moritz Albrecht, Valentina Karginova-Gubinova, Gleb Iarovoi & Taru Peltola: Waste as a problem in rural Russia
Kaisa Vainio: What can be achieved with intercultural exchange?
Eija Schwartz: Multilocal Karelians in the 2020s
Alexander Sergunin: Turning marginality into a competitive advantage: The role of cross-border cooperation
Mikhail Karpov: The gambits of Moscow and Beijing
Baltic Rim Economies review is co-funded by the Centrum Balticum Foundation, the City of Turku, the John Nurminen Foundation, the Turku Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Turku.
The University of Turku, the Pan-European Institute or the sponsors of this review are not responsible for the opinions expressed in the Expert articles.
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