Society & Defence

The CEPA Forum 2017

On 21-22 September 2017, Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Researcher at the ICDS, participated as a panelist in the 9th Annual Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Forum in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Forum focused on the theme of Preserving Atlanticism in a Time of Change.

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The Will to Defend and Personal Values: Ukraine, Estonia and Denmark

In the current geopolitical situation, with the Ukrainian-Russian conflict threatening security in all of Europe, the role of military organisa-tions has become more important than ever. In Ukraine, defence volunteers and civil activ-ists have played an extremely important part in ensuring the security of their families and the independence of their country. However, the increased role of volunteers poses challenges for the leaders of military organisations, who are responsible for ensuring smooth coopera-tion with civil society, as well as the skilful ap-plication of volunteer units’ potential in military or paramilitary actions.

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