In cooperation with the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), ICDS hosted a seminar on European security for the delegation of scholars from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 17 November.
ICDS Research Fellows Kalev Stoicescu and Maksym Bugriy and Chief Editor of Diplomaatia Erkki Bahovski spoke at the seminar. Kalev Stoicescu made a comprehensive overview of security challenges related to Russia for Estonia and the Baltic-Nordic Region countries. Erkki Bahovski spoke on the current International Relations situation from the media perspective and highlighted the role of citizen journalism and other media trends related to International Relations. Maksym Bugriy spoke on the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and the progress and challenges of Ukraine’s integration with the Euro-Atlantic structures, also mentioning the „China factor“. Members of Kazakhstan’s delegation shared their views on Kazakhstan’s vision of the Eurasian integration, present-day security challenges, and Kazakhstan-EU relations.