Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, a former Finnish diplomat and a senior government official, joined International Centre for Defence and Security on 1 May 2013.
As a Senior Research Fellow at ICDS, he focuses on the security of the Baltic Sea and Nordic region and on issues related to NATO, the EU and transatlantic cooperation, as well as on the security and development of Afghanistan.
Ambassador Järvenpää most recently served as the Finnish Ambassador to Afghanistan (2010-2013). Before that he was Director General of the Defence Policy Department at the Finnish Ministry of Defence (2002-2010) and the Defence Advisor at the Mission of Finland to NATO in Brussels (1999-2002).
Dr. Järvenpää was born on 1 January 1948 in Noormarkku, Finland.
3 April 2017
NORDEFCO: "Love in a Cold Climate"?
Nordic Defence Cooperation, or NORDEFCO, is a comprehensive framework of political and military cooperation, through which the five Nordic countries,...
20 February 2017
A New Finnish Government Report on Defence
What does a small militarily non-aligned country do for its defence if it is located in a region where the operational environment has radically...
26 January 2017
Extended Deterrence: Still Credible in Central and Eastern Europe
Ambassador (ret.) Pauli Järvenpää gave a presentation in a seminar arranged on 26 January 2017 in Warsaw under the auspices of CEPA Strategic...
12 January 2017
Swedish Defense and Security Policy: Tremors Under the Surface?
For Swedish defense and security community, the People and Defense (Folk och Försvar) annual weekend-long get-together in the middle of Swedish...
5 December 2016
Brexit and Baltic Sea Security: Presentation of Report
On 5 December, ICDS Research Fellows Riina Kaljurand, Tony Lawrence, Pauli Järvenpää and Tomas Jermalavičius presented their report, “Brexit and...
5 December 2016
Brexit and Baltic Sea Security
The result of the UK’s June 2016 referendum on continued membership of the EU was unexpected and its consequences may be wide-ranging and grave. This...
30 November 2016
National Resilience: An ICDS Contribution to the Berlin Security Conference 2016
Ambassador (ret.) Pauli Järvenpää participated on 28-30 November 2016 in the Berlin Security Conference 2016 and spoke at a panel on “Hybrid Security...
2 November 2016
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Judy Asks: Is America Still the Guardian of Transatlanticism?
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.