Aims to advance the transatlantic community’s strategic thinking on the security challenges facing the Baltic-Nordic region, from armed or cyber attacks to threats against social cohesion and energy security.

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Henrik Praks

Director of ABCD / Non-Resident 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.


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