SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
Security sector reform is the transformation of the security system in order to bring it into conformity with democratic principles and norms. The security system comprises all the security institutions together with their tasks, areas of responsibility and activities.
SECURITY IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION
The security situation in the Baltic Sea area changed after the admission of the Baltic states and Poland into both the EU and NATO, leaving the two organisations face to face with Russia.
The aim of the project is to provide information to the respective national agencies about public opinion regarding Estonian security and foreign policy objectives and implementation of the respective policies as well as to promote social debates about these issues, thereby shaping public attitudes.
DEFENCE AND FORCE PLANNING
Through its defence and force planning project ICDS intends to provide independent analysis to support and complement Estonia's defence and force planning activities.
EMERGING RUSSIAN MILITARY CAPABILITIES
The research on emerging Russian military capabilities will involve monitoring, description and assessment of the modernisation efforts directed at the Russian armed forces and of the arms programmes and structural changes related thereto.
The research will be concerned with the analysis of Ukrainian defence and security policy developments and the turn of events in Ukrainian domestic and foreign policy.
CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN ESTONIA AND INTERNATIONAL GOOD PRACTICE
The research on civil-military relations will involve the analysis of factors that determine the distinguishing features of civil control processes in Estonia and other post-communist countries.
ESTONIA’S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
Estonia’s security policy has envisioned participation in various international crisis management operations practically since its inception.
NATO'S STRATEGIC CONCEPT
The aim of the project is to analyse the content of NATO’s new strategic concept and to forecast its possible impacts on Estonian security.
"NEW EUROPE" IN THE WAR ON TERROR: FIVE YEARS AFTER THE INVASION OF IRAQ
The aim of the project is to examine the current position of the political and military elites of the “New Europe” in the context of the global war on terror, considering that almost five years have passed since the beginning of the crisis in Iraq.
EUROPEAN POLITICS OF MEMORY
The research on the European politics of memory will involve the analysis of the relations between different regimes and communities of memory in the enlarged Europe during the years of division after World War II.
SECURITY, STRATEGY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (S3T)
In general, the aim of the project is to explore the relationship between security and strategy on the one hand, and Science and Technology (S&T) on the other.
The aim of the project is to study and apply various foresight methodologies towards the strategic issues and areas of interest to the Estonian security and defence community.
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF DEFENCE EQUIPMENT WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR
The aim of the research project is to analyse various forms of cooperation between some NATO/EU member states and the private sector in the organisation of repair and maintenance works and to highlight positive and negative experiences of cooperation.
ESTONIA'S RELATIONS WITH CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
The key project objective is to analyse Central Asian and Chinese regional developments that have significant foreign policy, security policy and economic implications for Estonia.
THE IMPACT OF CENTRAL ASIAN AND CHINA’S GEOPLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY
RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY WITH A FOCUS ON RUSSIA’S KEY BILATERAL AND REGIONAL RELATIONSHIPS