Is the Middle Class the Key to Security and Conflict Prevention?
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in much discussion of European Security and whether or not current arrangements and resources are adequate to deter threats. While much of the discussion has focused on NATO, former President of Finland, Martti Ahtissari, spoke to us about a more holistic view of how security is achieved and maintained.
Martti Ahtisaari served as the tenth President of Finland from 1994 to 2000. He is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a United Nations diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. In October 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his efforts on several continents, over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts."