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.
16 June 2017
Insight into the public discussion “NATO – from Warsaw to Brussels"
ICDS Fellow Researcher Kalev Stoicescu participated in a public discussion in Riga, on 16 June 2017, entitled "NATO - from Warsaw to Brussels. Future...
7 June 2017
Meddling in Western Elections: Russia’s Aims and Gains
Some say that Russia simply gambles when it meddles in other countries’ elections, like a poker or roulette player who walks from one table to another...
28 May 2017
More Arms, More Peace?
President Donald Trump chose to make his first visit abroad – or rather to start his first foreign tour- in Saudi Arabia, instead of neighbouring...
19 May 2017
ICDS in media
Voice of America (Russian): Spring Storm over Estonia
ICDS Research Fellow Kalev Stoicescu was interviewed by the Russian language VoA on “Kevadtorm” (Spring Storm) 2017 exercises of the Estonian Armed...
9 May 2017
The Significance of Macron’s Election Victory
Only 39 years old, Emmanuel Macron is the youngest person ever elected president of the French Republic. He won the final round of the presidential...
5 May 2017
Russia's Mutilated Opposition
Ever since Vladimir Putin and the former KGB elite took full control of Russia, its liberal forces have been kept out of the Duma, as well as the...
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...