Information Warfare

ICDS at the Baltic Sea Security workshop in Stockholm

On May 16-17, the ICDS Research Fellow Henrik Praks was among the discussants during the workshop “The Baltic Sea Region in a Changing World”. The event was hosted by the Warsaw Office of the German Marshall Fund in co-operation with the Söderton University and was held in university’s premises in Stockholm.

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ICDS Conducted a Two-Day Conference in Eastern Ukraine

International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), in cooperation with Anti-Crisis Media Centre (Ukraine), has successfully conducted a two-day international conference called “Civil sector and state: how to achieve success in national resilience through cooperation”. The conference was held on 11-12 April 2017 in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, an industrial city with population over 200 000 people, currently the centre of Donetsk oblast, which was occupied by pro-Russian separatists from the so-called “DNR” in 2014.

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Seminar “Fake or news?”

On February 9th, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICDS held a seminar on disinformation titled „Fake or News? “. The seminar was introduced and moderated by ICDS Chief Executive, Dmitri Teperik. The speakers were Mr. Jakub Kalensky from the East StratCom Task Force of the European External Action Service, Ms. Donara Barojan from the NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence, and Mr. Frederick Fooy from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Various issues were discussed, including the means, goals, and consequences of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns, several web tools to identify disinformation efforts and fake news, as well as how a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign is conducted in Sweden.

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How to Survive a Russian Hack

As Piret Pernik, a cybersecurity researcher at Tallinn’s International Centre for Defense and Security (ICDS) explained, the assault was meant to impact national decision-making, and reverse the decision to relocate the bronze soldier to a military cemetery.

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