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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 Campaign May Seem Sedate — but the Results of Germany’s Election Will Have a Big Impact on Europe

It’s been dubbed the dullest election ever

UK Proposes an Unprecedented Relationship with the EU in Defence

This week, the UK released a future partnership paper on foreign policy, defence and development, one of a series of papers intended to explore key...

Kremlin’s UN Gambit in the Donbas

Answers as to why Russia has proposed the UN protection mission for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine are fleeting. This initiative from...

Events

ICDS representative was appointed to the editorial board of The Proceedings of Estonian Parliament (RiTo)

Since 11 September Ivo Juurvee represents ICDS on the twelve-member editorial board of RiTo

Visit by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

On 13 September a group of scholars from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation visited ICDS.
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