Från vänster: Saila Heinikoski,
The researchers of the project ”Demilitarisation in an increasingly militarized world” met in Mariehamn on 26-27 January 2016 to discuss work in progress. Jur. dr. Pirjo Kleemola-Juntunen is currently examining the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in the light of the law of the sea and demilitarisation and neutralisation of the Åland Islands. PhD-student Saila Heinikoski has recently embarked upon her research on the position of the demilitarisation within the foreign and security policy of Finland and of the EU. Filip Holiencin is working together with professor Timo Koivurova on the regime of demilitarisation on Svalbard. The project leader, associate professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, examines new forms of civil-military cooperation in the Baltic Sea, in particular with regard to airspace.
Former project research Yannick Poullie completed his work on the discussions regarding the demilitarisation of Åland at the end of the Cold war. Poullie’s scientific article is forthcoming. A blog piece summarizing some of his results can be found here.
More information on the project an be downloaded in pdf, here.