In the framework of a large-scale development cooperation project, focused on introducing Estonian experience to representatives of security sector in eastern Ukraine, ICDS-led team conducted a comprehensive research aimed at delivering realistic policy recommendations on acknowledging civil society’s role in strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine and enhancing co-operation between the state authorities and civil society in this field.
The long-awaited and much-debated official adoption of the so-called Donbas De-Occupation Law by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada provoked a heated discussion in Ukrainian society over the last three months on whether this legal act is merely a symbolic (if communicatively important) gesture to label Russia as a state aggressor, or whether it reflects a serious intention to create a strong foundation for the region’s re-integration.
On Friday, February 9th, The International Centre for Defence and Security hosted a seminar and book launch for “Information Warfare” by Saara Jantunen, which was recently translated from original Finnish into Estonian.
On 7 December, International Centre for Defence, EAST Research Center and Security Centre for East European Policy Studies presented the study on the Baltic states’ ability to counter Kremlin-led disinformation campaigns.
ICDS Chief Executive gave a speech at the international round table entitled “Ukraine and the EaP Countries in Countering Hybrid Threats for Public Security”, which was organised by the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” in Kyiv on 1 November 2017.