Kalev Stoicescu, a former Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence official, took a position as a researcher at the International Centre for Defence and Security on 11 August 2014.
Among other fields, Stoicescu will specialize in issues related to Russian foreign and domestic policy, as well as developments in the field of the military, the economy, the media and minorities affairs.
Stoicescu served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1991-2000, including as ambassador to the OSCE and ambassador to US and Canada. He was a member of the Estonian delegation in border negotiations with Russia and Latvia.
He worked for the Ministry of Defence from 2002-2014, first as civilian-military cooperation department head and then, from 2007, as counsellor on defence policy at the Estonian Embassy in Paris.
11 April 2017
Consequences of Crime and Punishment in Syria
The cruise missile strike ordered on Syria by President Donald Trump in the early morning (local time) of April 7, 2017, was not really a military...
24 March 2017
Visit by International Relations Society of Tallinn University
On 24 March, Research Fellows Tomas Jermalavičius Kalev Stoicescu, Piret Pernik and Tony Lawrence hosted a visit by members of the International...
23 March 2017
Is There a Fair Burden Sharing Among NATO Allies?
President Donald Trump has continuously stressed that the US spends an “unfair” amount of its defence budget – by far the world’s biggest, around $600...
17 February 2017
What next for Ukraine?
The ICDS research fellows Kalev Stoicescu and Anna Bulakh discuss the Ukrainian future. The discussion was moderated by Erkki Bahovski.
10 February 2017
No. 161/162 • February 2017
President Trump and Improving US–Russian Relations
In June 2001, having been in office for a mere five months, US President George W. Bush met Vladimir Putin—who had by then governed Russia for over a...
30 January 2017
ICDS in media
Trump, Russia and the New Geopolitics of the Baltics
Research Fellow Kalev Stoicescu was interviewed by the New Eastern Europe on US-Russian relations, in connection with the Trump-Putin telephone...
20 January 2017
There Are No Simple Solutions
The inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on the 20th of January 2017 will certainly mark the beginning of...
12 January 2017
ICDS in media
The Baltic states and Russia have different views regarding normalization of relations between Russia and the West
ICDS Research Fellow Kalev Stoicescu commented to the Russian language Voice of America on how and why the Baltic states and Russia have different...