Hybrid Threats

Dmitri Teperik at an Adversarial Intent Symposium in Canada

ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the adversarial intent symposium “Putin’s Russia: The weaponization of society”, held in Kingston, Canada on 10-12 October 2017 and organised by the Royal Military College of Canada in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and NATO SAS-117 research task group.

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International Autumn School Resilience League 2017

Held in North-Eastern Estonia on October 1-6, 2017, international autumn school Resilience League 2017 was a traditional training event, the main purpose of which was to create common understanding and situational awareness between Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian experts for strengthening informational and psychological resilience.

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Discussion on the Role of Media and Journalists in Strengthening National Resilience

On 25 May, International Centre for Defence and Security and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence organised jointly an international discussion with experts and journalists which addressed the issue of (a new) media and its audiences under actual hybrid threats. Over the past 5-6 years, we have been observing a global shift of traditional media into the digital sphere alongside the many challenges associated with that. This new environment creates unprecedented flows of information accelerated by growing usage of social media. Intensive commercialisation and globalisation make it hard for responsible media sources to remain non-partisan, independent and competitive on the market. At the same time, Russia has started to use manipulatively government-aligned media channels as a tool to achieve its aggressive goals of foreign policy.

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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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