Research

The ICDS organises its research into three broad programmes:

DEFENCE POLICY AND STRATEGY

This programme aims to advance strategic thought on the key issues of transatlantic, European, regional and national defence (‘hard security’).

  • Air Power
  • Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD)
  • Armed Conflicts
  • Arms Control
  • Arms Trade & Military Technology Transfers
  • Capabilities & capability planning
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Command & Control
  • Conscription
  • Cyber Defence
  • Cyber, Electronic & Space Warfare
  • Defence Acquisition
  • Defence Concepts and Doctrines
  • Defence Cooperation
  • Defence Industry & Markets
  • Defence Innovation
  • Defence Logistics
  • Defence Personnel
  • Defence Reforms
  • Defence Research & Technology
  • Defence Spending and Burden Sharing
  • Deterrence
  • Enhanced Forward Presence
  • EU Common Security & Defence Policy (CSDP)
  • Insurgency & Counter-insurgency
  • Integrated Air & Missile Defence
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Land Power
  • Maritime Power
  • Military Operations
  • NATO
  • NATO‘s Southern Flank
  • NATO’s Eastern Flank
  • Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO)
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Private Military Companies
  • Reserve Forces & Defence Volunteers
  • Society & Defence
  • Territorial Defence
  • Training & Exercises
  • UN Peacekeeping
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Women & Defence

 

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Through this programme ICDS addresses non-military threats to national and international security (‘soft security’ issues) and the ways of building broad-based national resilience.

  • Border Security & Migration
  • Civil Protection
  • Comprehensive Security
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
  • Cyber Security
  • Economic Security
  • Energy Security
  • Environmental Security
  • Espionage
  • EU Global Strategy
  • Failed States
  • Hostile Influence Strategies & Operations
  • Human Security
  • Hybrid Threats
  • Information Warfare
  • Intelligence & Counter-intelligence
  • Internal Security
  • Maritime Security
  • National Resilience
  • National Security
  • Non-Proliferation
  • Politics, Political Systems & Governance
  • Security Sector Reforms
  • Social Cohesion & Integration
  • Strategic & Dual-Use Technologies
  • Strategic Communication
  • Sustainable Development
  • Terrorism & Counterterrorism
  • Threat & Risk Assessments
  • Ukraine Civil Society and Security

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN POLICY

This programme aims to advance strategic thinking about the short, medium and long-term foreign policy and geopolitical issues affecting Estonia, NATO and the EU.

  • Afghanistan
  • African Union
  • Al Qaeda
  • Arctic Council
  • Balkans
  • Baltic Sea Region
  • Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Black Sea Region
  • Brexit
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • Central Asia
  • China
  • Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)
  • Daesh
  • East Asia
  • Eastern Partnership
  • Estonia
  • Eurasian Union
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • High North
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
  • Moldova
  • NATO‘s Global Partners
  • Nordic-Baltic Region
  • North Korea
  • Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Poland
  • Republic of Korea (ROK)
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Caucasus
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Trans-Atlantic Relations
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United States of America
  • Visegrad Group (V4)