Recent research article sheds light on the significance of unemployment behind the Arab Spring

In the end of December, international scientific journal Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy published article Are the unhappy unemployed to blame for unrest? Scrutinising participation in the Arab Spring uprisings authored by Kari Paasonen, SaferGlobe’s Acting Executive Director. Based on Paasonen’s research, the role of unemployment behind the Arab Spring appears to be […]

Are the unhappy unemployed to blame for unrest? Scrutinising participation in the Arab Spring uprisings

Unemployment is considered a significant driver behind the so-called Arab Spring, and more generally behind protests, rebellions, and civil wars. However, the empirical evidence of this hypothesised link between unemployment and political instability is scant and contradictory. This article contributes to filling this gap. In addition, this is the first study which will concentrate on […]

Data on Finnish arms exports in 2018 added to the Arms Control Report

SaferGlobe has updated the latest data about Finnish arms exports to the Finnish Arms Control Report. The added data covers the actual exports of military material and civilian arms in 2018 and statistics about export licences to military material and dual-use goods granted in 2018. SaferGlbe’s Arms Control Report is available at www.armscontrol.saferglobe.fi. You can find the […]

New publication about European Union, borders and free fovement

SaferGlobe’s new background paper examines borders, especially in the context of the European Union and the implementation of the principle of free movement in the EU.Borders are vital for existence of modern states. On the other hand, borders hamper the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital. The background paper is part of the […]

European Union, Borders and Free Movement

Borders are vital for existence of modern states. On the other hand, borders hamper the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital. This publication examines borders, especially in the context of the European Union and the implementation of the principle of free movement in the EU. The background paper is part of the Fortress […]

SaferGlobe hosts Nicolai Due-Gundersen’s lecture on the privatization of warfare in Iraq and Syria

SaferGlobe has the pleasure of hosting a lecture by political commentator and analyst Nicolai Due-Gundersen on the Friday 20th September, at 13.00–14.15. The event takes place at Globaalikeskus (Siltasaarenkatu 4, 7th floor), Helsinki. Please see the more detailed invitation below. Programme – Welcoming words, Kari Paasonen, SaferGlobe – Presentation: The Privatization of Warfare in Iraq […]

The IECEU Policy Brief: Developing EU’s Crisis Management: Focus on Personnel

Newly released Policy Brief by SaferGlobe assesses the current situation regarding staffing, and gives policy recommendations related to personnel to further increase effectiveness of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations. The Policy Brief is published as a part of the IECEU project funded by the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. The Policy Brief […]