Lassi Heininen


Arctic Politics

PhD in International Relations (University of Lapland)


Arctic Yearbook

Adjunct professor (Docent) of Northern Geopolitics University of Oulu (Finland)

Visiting Professor University of Akureyri (Iceland)

Adjunct Faculty Trent University, Canada

Leader of the UArctic-NRF Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security Studies

Research interests

International Relations, Geopolitics and Security

Environmental Politics

Political History

Nordic / Northern European and Russian Studies

Northern and Arctic Studies

Key publications

“Security and Sovereignty in the North Atlantic” (ed.) (Palgrave Pivot, 2014)

“Northern Geopolitics: Actors, Interests and Processes in the Circumpolar Arctic” in Polar Geopolitics (Edward Elgar, 2014)

“Finland as an Arctic and European State” in International Relations and the Arctic (Cambria Press, 2014)

“Arctic security – new challenges and global problems” in The Yearbook of Polar Law 2013 (Martinus Nijhoff Punlishers, 2013)

“Arctic Strategies and Policies - Inventory and Comparative Study” (NRF, 2011 - see: