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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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Publications

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 cyber threats, and a Russia willing to break international law and other treaties and agreements, thus undermining the post-World War II international order.

This report argues that the importance of EU-NATO cooperation, based on shared values and interests, has become more critical than ever. Hence, the report seeks to identify and analyse the most crucial and promising areas of cooperation between the EU and NATO. It is divided into three parts. The first examines the short history of EU-NATO cooperation on defence and security from 1998 up to the present day. The second part focuses on two areas of cooperation: hybrid threats and strengthening defence capabilities. The third part offers conclusions and recommendations, stressing that for EU and NATO member states there is no “business as usual“. The two areas highlighted in the report, countering hybrid threats and developing European defence capabilities, offer avenues for new and much-needed cooperation. The member states should understand that developing these capabilities is not beyond their reach, should they decide to act together.

Download: A New Era of EU-NATO Cooperation: How to Make the Best of a Marriage of Necessity (PDF)

Blog

The Risk of Reopening History

Reflections on the 2017 Lennart Meri Conference.

What to Do with North Korea?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is not your typical diplomatic partner to communicate with. The efforts taken in the course of...

A New Era of EU-NATO Cooperation: How to Make the Best of a Marriage of Necessity

The ICDS fresh study on EU-NATO cooperation is explained by the authors, the ICDS research fellows, Kristi Raik and Pauli Järvenpää. They are...

Events

Cyber Security Capacity in the Eastern Partnership Countries

On 16-19 May ICDS Research Fellow Piret Pernik conducted interviews with Georgian government officials in order to assess the cyber security capacity...

ICDS Chief Executive Participates in the International StratCom Summit 2017

ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the international StratCom Summit 2017, which was organised by the European Values Think-Tank in...
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