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Pasi Eronen

Russia Project Researcher

Areas of Impact:

Russia

Biography:

Pasi Eronen is the lead researcher for FDD’s Russia project, where his work focuses on economic coercion, hybrid threats, and their nexus with cyber and information warfare.

His professional career includes a tour as a seconded national expert in the EU’s European Police Mission in Afghanistan, and as a military officer with the Finnish Defense Forces in NATO’s Kosovo Force.

Eronen has previously authored a report for the Finnish Ministry of Defense on the use of public-private partnerships in the development of national cyber defenses. He helped to develop Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy while working for the Ministry of Defense. Eronen also has worked almost a decade in management consulting and serves on the advisory board of Sparta Consulting, a Finnish cyber security start-up. Pasi earned a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Pasi Eronen is the lead researcher for FDD’s Russia project, where his work focuses on economic coercion, hybrid threats, and their nexus with cyber and information warfare.

His professional career includes a tour as a seconded national expert in the EU’s European Police Mission in Afghanistan, and as a military officer with the Finnish Defense Forces in NATO’s Kosovo Force.

Eronen has previously authored a report for the Finnish Ministry of Defense on the use of public-private partnerships in the development of national cyber defenses. He helped to develop Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy while working for the Ministry of Defense. Eronen also has worked almost a decade in management consulting and serves on the advisory board of Sparta Consulting, a Finnish cyber security start-up. Pasi earned a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Pushing Back on Putin: Gaining Leverage with Cheaper Oil and Gas

5th April 2018 – FDD's CSIF Research Memo

Pushing Back on Putin: Gaining Leverage with Cheaper Oil and Gas

Pasi Eronen, Boris Zilberman

For three years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has seemed immune to the dual stresses of increasingly tighter economic sanctions and stubbornly low oil prices. He has maintained covert pincers on Ukraine sovereignty, captured a diplomatic and military foothold in Syria, and attacked the democratic systems of the U.S. and Europe. In the wake of Putin’s March 18 election to another six-year term, extending his rule through at least 2024, oil offers him the opportunity for even bolder action to come. more...

Analysis & Commentary

5th April 2018 – FDD's CSIF Research Memo

Pushing Back on Putin: Gaining Leverage with Cheaper Oil and Gas

Pasi Eronen, Boris Zilberman

For three years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has seemed immune to the dual stresses of increasingly tighter economic sanctions and stubbornly low oil prices. He has maintained covert pincers on Ukraine sovereignty, captured a diplomatic and military foothold in Syria, and attacked the democratic systems of the U.S. and Europe. In the wake of Putin’s March 18 election to another six-year term, extending his rule through at least 2024, oil offers him the opportunity for even bolder action to come. more...

30th March 2018 – Quoted by News Now Finland

Finland Appoints New ‘Hybrid Ambassador’

Pasi Eronen

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed the country’s first ‘Hybrid Ambassador’. more...

21st March 2018 – Quoted by News Now Finland

Spies Like Us: SUPO Highlights Russian Espionage, Terror Threats & Cyber Attacks In New Report

Pasi Eronen

Finland’s Security Intelligence Service SUPO says the country faces ongoing threats from cyber attacks as well as more traditional espionage activities and terrorism related to global events. more...

2nd October 2017 – Quoted by News Now Finland

Fake News? Hybrid Warfare’s New Helsinki HQ

Pasi Eronen

NATO’s Secretary General and the EU’s Foreign Minister are among the guests in Helsinki today, at the official opening of the new European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats – or Hybrid CoE for short. more...