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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ICDS Presentation on Academic Conference Revisiting Cold War Covert Influence Activities

University of Southern Denmark and Polish Institute for National Remembrance held a conference “Need to Know VII: The Hidden Hand of Intelligence” on 9–10 November 2017 in Budapest. Dr. Juurvee from ICDS presented on Soviet “Active Measures” as we know them from the legacy of Vasily Mitrokhin.

It was already the seventh conference in annual “Need to Know” series that makes it one of the longest lasting public and academic conference series dedicated to intelligence and counterintelligence in Europe. This time practitioners and scientists from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, UK and US discussed for two days intelligence services’ role in influencing politics know as “covert action” in the West or “active measures” in the East.


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Since first initiating the reforms of the Russian Armed Forces in the fall of 2008, Moscow has developed a number of complimentary niche capabilities.

Conscription – The Enduring Loophole in French Political Culture

France and conscription have a flawed, nostalgic relationship.

The First Days of Putin’s New Term

It is meaningless to analyze the outcomes of the Russian presidential election, given that such an analysis was just as possible before the voting...
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