ICDS – ICDS

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

Responding to “the Most Destructive and Costly Cyberattack in History”

Eight months after the NotPetya ransomware/wipeware disabled 10% of computers in Ukraine, and inflicted financial costs amounting to 0,5% of Ukraine’s...

Syria is Getting Hotter

On December 11th 2017, five days after he announced his expected intention to run for the fourth time for Russia’s presidency, Vladimir Putin visited...

Spy Swaps Make a Comeback in “Intelligence Culture”

As is common in intelligence affairs, the people who know cannot comment. But even the public coverage of recent spy swaps between Estonia and Russia...

Events

Estonian National Defence 2022

On 22 February, ICDS was pleased to host a presentation and discussion of Estonia’s medium-term defence development plan.

Russia’s “allies” Report Presentation

ICDS presented on 14 February 2018 the report Russia’s “allies”, which was written by fellow researcher Kalev Stoicescu.
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