The future of European security - Could Belarus become a member of NATO?


Professor Kari Liuhto has contributed to a book, The Future of European Security: Belarus in NATO, published by the European Belarus Foundation. The publication aims to map the possibility and practical aspects of Belarus' accession to NATO. 

The book comprises a set of articles written by distinguished authors with unique experiences and insights into the security issues within Eastern Europe. Each article provides a view of the regional security architecture of Eastern Europe from each author's respective country.

In his article, Professor Liuhto considers Finland's road to NATO. The article highlights the most significant developments in the Finnish security doctrine—starting from the Finno-Soviet Treaty of 1948 to Finland's gradual integration into Western political structures over the course of time. The article also ponders the drastic change in the minds of the Finnish people, which happened in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. This change sparked the political developments that finally detached Finland entirely from Russian influence—enabling Finland's accession to NATO.

The book is available to read here: The Future of European Security: Belarus in NATO.

Created 15.12.2023 | Updated 15.12.2023