Yearbook 2023: Intelligence is a global growth industry

A thorough and permanent change has occurred in Finland's security and operating environment. Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine and a heightened superpower struggle reflect a period of transition in global power structures. The rule-based world order that served Finland's interests well has been seriously challenged. The old rules are crumbling, with new ones yet to emerge. In place of transparent cooperation, relations between states now emphasise confrontation and aggressive measures, espionage and hostile influencing.

A grey concrete corner.