Director of ABCD / Research Fellow
Henrik Praks joined the ICDS team in January 2015. As a research fellow Henrik focuses on issues relating to Estonia’s participation in international operations, in NATO collective defence and EU security co-operation.
Since 2012, Henrik has been a lecturer in strategic studies in the Department of Political and Strategic Studies at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. Before that he had worked in the Estonian Ministry of Defence since 1995 in different positions relating to international co-operation, management of Baltic defence co-operation projects, NATO integration and NATO/EU defence policy issues. This included serving as Director of the Department of NATO and the European Union (2001–2003 and 2006–2008). Between 2003 and 2006 he worked at the Estonian Delegation to NATO.
Henrik holds a degree in Law from the University of Tartu and an MA in East European Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also a graduate of the International Training Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
28 March 2017
Discussion on the Security in the Baltic Sea Region
On 28 March, Konrad-Adenaur-Stiftung organised in Berlin a panel discussion titled “Security in the Baltic Sea Region: a Nordic-Baltic perspective”.
22 March 2017
Visit of delegation from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus
As a part of their study trip “The Baltic and European (In-) Security Dilemmas”, 30 students from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus visited ICDS...
3 March 2017
Challenges of the Front Line: Collective Defence and Hybrid Warfare
Ever since the appearance of the so-called Little Green Men and other elements of Russia’s hybrid aggression in Ukraine in 2014, experts and media...
24 February 2017
ICDS Representatives Speaking at The "Hybrid Warfare and Collective Defence" Seminar in Bucharest
ICDS Research Fellows Piret Pernik and Henrik Praks participated at the George C. Marshall Centre Seminar "Hybrid Warfare and Collective Defence" that...
22 November 2016
NATO Warsaw Summit – Implications for Estonia
Focusing on the evolution of the security landscape of the Baltic Sea Region, Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) published a book –...
22 November 2016
Discussing the Regional Security After Warsaw Summit and US Elections
Research Fellow Henrik Praks spoke on November 22 in Riga at the public discussion organised by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)...
25 October 2016
ICDS Contributes to the Distinguished Visitors Day of the Trident Juncture 2016
On October 25 ICDS Research Fellow Henrik Praks spoke during the Distinguished Visitors Day of the NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2016.
4 October 2016
ICDS Representative Speaks at a NATO Conference in Sofia
ICDS Research Fellow Henrik Praks spoke at the international conference “Adapting NATO to the New Challenges” which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria on...