Areas of expertise: Russia and Russia-related issues, including regional security, defence and deterrence
Languages: English, Russian, French, Romanian, Estonian
Kalev Stoicescu, a former Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence official, joined ICDS in August 2014.
Among other fields, Stoicescu specializes in issues related to Russian foreign and domestic policy, as well as developments in the field of NATO’s defence and security.
Stoicescu served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1991-2000, including as Ambassador to the OSCE and Ambassador to US and Canada. He was a member of the Estonian delegation in border negotiations with Russia and Latvia.
He worked for the Ministry of Defence from 2002-2014, first as civilian-military cooperation department head and then, from 2007, as counsellor on defence policy at the Estonian Embassy in Paris.