15 June 2017
A Plausible Scenario of Nuclear War in Europe, and How to Deter It
A special issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published an article co-authored by ICDS Director Jüri Luik and Head of Studies Tomas...
13 May 2017
Desynch or Sink: A Political Analysis of Baltic Electricity Desynchronization
The electricity grids of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are still synchronised with Russia and Belarus in the framework of the so-called BRELL...
12 May 2017
Boosting the Deterrent Effect of Allied Enhanced Forward Presence
At the Warsaw Summit in July 2016, NATO allies decided to establish an enhanced forward presence (eFP) on the territory of the Baltic states and...
12 May 2017
A New Era of EU-NATO Cooperation: How to Make the Best of a Marriage of Necessity
The challenges confronting both the European Union and NATO today are severe and complex: e.g. terrorism, refugee and migration crisis, hybrid and...
3 April 2017
NORDEFCO: "Love in a Cold Climate"?
Nordic Defence Cooperation, or NORDEFCO, is a comprehensive framework of political and military cooperation, through which the five Nordic countries,...
14 December 2016
Resilience as Part of NATO's Strategy: Deterrence by Denial and Cyber Defence
The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of John Hopkins University published a study entitled “Forward Resilience: Protecting Society in...
13 December 2016
Soldiers of Peace
Estonian, Finnish and Irish troops serve under a combined battalion in the UNIFIL mission in south Lebanon. The size of the contribution these three...
5 December 2016
Brexit and Baltic Sea Security
The result of the UK’s June 2016 referendum on continued membership of the EU was unexpected and its consequences may be wide-ranging and grave. This...