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.
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...
12 July 2016
Warsaw and Beyond
The NATO’s Summit in Warsaw has been widely labelled as a historic event in shaping NATO’s policies and strategically adapting in response to the...
31 May 2016
Swedish Delegation Visited ICDS
On May 31 ICDS was visited by a delegation of Members of Parliament from Sweden including members from Foreign Affairs and Defence Policy committees...
30 May 2016
Military Cadets from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom Visited ICDS
On 30th of May military cadets from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom visited ICDS office where ICDS Director Mr Jüri Luik, Chief Executive Mr...
27 May 2016
Finnish Delegation Visited ICDS
On May 27, a nine-person delegation from the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA), headed by Dr. Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, The...