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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

BALTOPS 2017 Resurrects Cold War Tactics

Baltic Operations, or BALTOPS, is a yearly naval exercise held for NATO members in the Baltic Sea.

Development of Protest Activity in Russia

It is easy to explain protests in countries like Russia.

Factors of Ukrainian society’s consolidation

This analysis aims to review different aspects of identity in Ukrainian society and determine whether each is either a factor promoting the...

Events

Building Capacity for the EU Global Strategy

On 14 July, ICDS Research Fellows Tony Lawrence, Henrik Praks and Pauli Järvenpää presented their policy paper and companion report, “Building...

A Visit by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin

The ICDS was honoured to host a visit by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs on 28 June 2017.
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