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Hanna Ojanen

Research Director
Tampere University
phone number+358505950571
City Centre Campus

About me

Currently working as Research Director, taking care of the duties of professor in international relations/world politics.


H2020 project ENGAGE (“Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe")

Academy of Finland research project on transforming strategic cultures, STRAX - see more at

Fields of expertise

European integration, foreign, security and defence policy, Nordic cooperation, Finnish foreign, security and defence policy, multilateralism, inter-organisational relations

Selected publications

‘Finland and Sweden in NATO: the potential of new security providers’. Policy Brief 18, NATO Defence College, 24.11.2022.

‘NATO and the EU’s Strength Lies in Their Unity’. Blog, Carnegie Europe, 28 June 2022.

‘Finland on its way to NATO: not a total surprise’, Aspenia Online, international analysis and commentary. 16 June 2022.

‘NordNATO: Why the case for Finland to join NATO is stronger than ever’. View from the Council, European Council on Foreign Affairs, 10 May 2022

’De nordiska ländernas integration saknar drivkrafter’ i 30 röster om Norden, red. Nils Erik Forsgård. Helsinki, Magma 2022. (S. 259-266.)

Tarja Seppä ja Hanna Ojanen, ’Voidaanko Venäjä erottaa YK:sta?’ Alusta! 8.4.2022.

’Euroopan unioni turvallisuus- ja puolustuspolitiikassa – kaikesta huolimatta eteenpäin’. Alusta! -verkkojulkaisu, Tampereen yliopisto.

Together with Päivi Leino-Sandberg, ’Time for Military Integration in the EU? Armed aggression and the scope of Article 42 TEU’. Verfassungsblog 3.3.2022.

’La Finlande et la Suède vis-à-vis du projet européen’. Dans : Souveraineté et solidarité, un défi européen. Sous la direction de Nathalie de Kaniv et Patrick Bellouard. Les Editions du Cerf, Paris, 2021. P. 107-113.

‘Ulko-, turvallisuus- ja puolustuspolitiikka: EU valtioiden maailmassa’. Teoksessa Tapio Raunio ja Juho Saari (toim.) 2021 ”Moninaisuudessaan yhtenäinen? Euroopan unionin suunta”. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 188-211.

The EU's Power in Inter-Organisational Relations (Palgrave 2018)