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.
29 March 2018
The New Face of the White House
President Donald Trump appointed John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as his National Security Advisor (NSA) effective as of...
20 March 2018
Six More Years
President Vladimir Putin just received another six-year mandate to lead his country.
12 March 2018
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has delivered a number of assertive anti-Western statements since his notorious address on 10 February 2007 at the...
8 March 2018
ICDS Participated at a Conference Organized by the Baltic Defence College
Research Fellows from ICDS participated on 8-9 March at a conference organized by the Baltic Defence College, entitled: “Russia after 2018: Challenges...
21 February 2018
Syria is Getting Hotter
On December 11th 2017, five days after he announced his expected intention to run for the fourth time for Russia’s presidency, Vladimir Putin visited...
14 February 2018
Russia’s “allies” Report Presentation
ICDS presented on 14 February 2018 the report Russia’s “allies”, which was written by fellow researcher Kalev Stoicescu.
2 February 2018
Ensuring Continued Allied Presence in Estonia: The Importance of Deploying an Estonian Contingent to Mali
The Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) of allied troops in NATO’s north-eastern flank (Baltic States and Poland), as decided at the Warsaw Summit in July...
1 February 2018
Those very few countries who align themselves with Russia are almost habitually written off by Western observers as hopeless cases when it comes to...