Gordon F. Sander is the Monitor's Nordic and Baltic correspondent. He has been writing about the Nordic and Baltic regions since 1990.
In addition to the Monitor he has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, and both the American and European editions of Politico. He also is the author of several books about Finland and its neighbors, most notably "The Hundred Day Winter War," about the 1939-40 Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. Gordon has also lectured on Baltic history and the evolving Baltic security picture at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.
In October 2017 the president of Finland made Gordon a knight of the Order of the Lion, Finland's highest civilian award for foreigners, in return for his services to Finland and international journalism.
Gordon is currently based in Riga, Latvia, where he has become a great fan of Latvian pancakes.