Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute
Dr Kristi Raik is the Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security since 1 February 2018. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku.
Kristi has previously served inter alia as a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Programme Director at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki; an official at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels; and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv. Kristi has a PhD from the University of Turku. She has published, lectured and commented widely on European foreign and security policy.
3 April 2018
Russia’s expectations turned to anger
For more than a decade, Russia has been signaling to the West that it is not satisfied with its position in the European security order and global...
16 March 2018
No. 175 • March 2018
Values-based Foreign Policy: Swimming Against the Tide
Estonia still has some like-minded friends in the world, but global trends are worrying
12 March 2018
Russia in 2018: Challenges and Responses?
Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at ICDS, was a speaker at the Fourth Annual Conference on Russia, titled “Russia in...
7 March 2018
Roundtable Discussion on “The Way Ahead for EU-Russia Relations”
On 7 March, the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute/International Centre for Defence and Security held a closed roundtable discussion among Estonian...
23 February 2018
An Analysis of Estonian Foreign Policy by Kristi Raik
The Finnish web-based journal of political science politiikasta.fi has published an article by Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy...
20 February 2018
Munich Security Conference Tackled Weaknesses of European Security
There was no shortage of conflicts to be discussed at this year´s gathering of global security policy leaders in Munich.
13 February 2018
Who Leads the EU and in Which Direction?
On 13 February, ICDS hosted a seminar on future challenges of the EU.
20 November 2017
The Train of EU Defence Cooperation Moves on - End Station TBA
With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of...