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.
8 March 2018
ICDS Participated at a Conference Organized by the Baltic Defence College
Research Fellows from ICDS participated on 8-9 March at a conference organized by the Baltic Defence College, entitled: “Russia after 2018: Challenges...
30 January 2018
The Outcome of the Finnish Presidential Elections: Don’t Fix It If It Ain’t Broke
The Finnish voters have spoken. In the presidential elections held on Sunday 28 January 2018, they gave the current President of the Republic, Mr....
17 January 2018
Swedish Membership in NATO: To Be or Not to Be?
In Sweden, it is Sälen time again. In January each year, Swedes interested in national and international security issues convene in the enchanting...
7 December 2017
Europe's Strategic Choices
On 7-8 December 2017, Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow at the ICDS, attended a conference on “Europe’s Strategic Choices”, held in Berlin,...
5 December 2017
Poland, the European Union and the Brexit
On 5-6 December 2017, Ambassador (ret) Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow at the ICDS, attended a conference arranged by the Polish Ministry of...
4 December 2017
Finland’s NATO Membership: An Opportunity Disappearing Beyond the Horizon?
Each year, toward the end of November, excitement begins to build up among the Finnish foreign and defense policy cognoscenti, as the results of an...
9 November 2017
Scotch on the Rocks - Life After Brexit?
On 9-11 November 2017, Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow at the ICDS, participated and contributed as a panelist to a seminar held in...
2 November 2017
The Prospects of a "Flexible Union"
Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow at the ICDS, participated in a Roundtable on The Baltic Region and the Prospects of a “Flexible Union” in...