Finnish Security and Defence Policy 2009
The Government Security and Defence Policy Report 2009 provides a comprehensive evaluation of Finnish security and defence policy and lays down guidelines for the future extending into the latter half of the 2010s.
The Report is based on the comprehensive concept of security. In an interdependent world many security challenges and threats have far-reaching transnational impacts. Traditional security policy instruments and military defence alone will not suffi ce to respond to them but fresh approaches are also needed.
In the Report, an overview of the international situation is followed by an appraisal of how its changes affect Finland. Based on this overview, the Report provides guidelines for security and defence policy together with development needs and proposals for practical measures.
The Report lays a foundation for all reports, strategies and programmes that the Government prepares on security and international relations.