Hanna Smith (FI) is Director of Strategic Planning and Responses at the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki. She is an expert on Russia and Eurasia and regularly comments on Russia and international affairs both in Finnish and international media. Before joining the Centre in September 2017, she was a Research Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. Her research interests include security studies, international institutions, EU-Russia relations as well as regional and Nordic cooperation. She has published numerous articles in books, academic journals and newspapers. Her latest publications include “Military Might as Basis for Russian Great Power Identity(in The Routledge Handbook of Russian Security, ed. by R. Kanet, 2019) and the volume Strategic Culture in Russia’s Neighborhood: Change and Continuity in an In-Between Space (ed. with K. Miklóssy, Lexington Press, 2019). Hanna Smith has, amongst others, taught courses at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Eastern Finland. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Helsinki, an MA in Russian Studies from the University of London and an undergraduate degree in East European Studies and International Relations from the Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala.

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