Aims to advance the transatlantic community’s strategic thinking on the security challenges facing the Baltic-Nordic region, from armed or cyber attacks to threats against social cohesion and energy security.

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Kristi Raik

 Director of 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.

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The Train of EU Defence Cooperation Moves on - End Station TBA

Kristi Raik,

With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of...

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10 March 2017


Defence - but Not Territorial Defence - Tops the EU's Agenda

Kristi Raik,

On 1 March, the European Commission published a White Paper laying out five different scenarios for the future of the EU27 (thereby presuming that the...

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