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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 Train of EU Defence Cooperation Moves on - End Station TBA

With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of...

Poland and Ukraine: a Strategic Argument

The rapid cooling of relations between Ukraine and Poland is not a bolt from the blue—in fact, they have occasionally been problematic before.

An Exercise of Tension: Zapad 2017 Undeclared Messages for Ukraine's Security

The tension escalated by media reporting which surrounded the preparation and conduct of the Russian-Belarus exercises Zapad 2017 has demonstrated the...

Events

EDA Maritime Security Conference 2017

On 16 November, Tony Lawrence chaired a panel at the European Defence Agency’s Maritime Security Conference 2017, “The importance of an innovative...

Dmitri Teperik Briefed CIMIC Officers on Russia's Hostile Activities against Estonia

ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the Civil-Military Interaction Seminar hosted by the Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin,...
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