National Resilience

First Steps towards the Estonian Media Space

ETV+, the Estonian National Broadcast’s TV-channel targeting Estonia’s Russian minority, was launched in 2015 after the occupation and annexation of Crimea as it became evident that letting Estonia’s Russian minority live solely in the Russian media space would pose a security risk.

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Military Mind and the Pandemic

“The streets of many American cities and towns are nearly deserted. News reports offer viewers and readers communities tightly shuttered as if bracing for an incoming hurricane. But it is not a hurricane that finds Americans avoiding one another ‘like the plague.’” This is not a passage from the latest news article on the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. It is from a chapter entitled ‘Pandemic’ in a 2009 book by one of the sharpest US strategic thinkers, Andrew F. Krepinevich, ‘7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century.’

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Preparing for Crises in Estonia: Improvement Options for Civilian Food and Emergency Goods Supplies

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs commissioned the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) to compile a list of civilian food and emergency goods supplies, estimated average amounts of supplies at home and in stores, and calculations for the price of national emergency goods supplies and logistics.

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Teperik: Time to Build Electoral Resilience in Ukraine

ICDS Chief Executive and Programme Director “Resilient Ukraine” Dmitri Teperik participated in the international roundtable entitled “Russia’s interference in electoral processes: threat and response”, organized by the Committee of Voters of Ukraine in Kyiv on 17 February 2020.

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Autumn School Resilience League 2019 on Disinformation and Societal Polarisation

International Autumn School Resilience League 2019 gathered around 70 young professionals and experienced experts from the Baltic states, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. During the 6-day long event, participants discussed various aspects related to cognitive resilience against hostile disinformation, societal polarisation and harmful radicalisation.

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Communications and Information Security Experts from Ukraine Visited Estonia

In November 2019, more than 20 representatives of various partner organisations, local municipalities and regions of the South-East of Ukraine, journalists, public figures, opinion leaders and civil experts in the field of communications and information security visited Estonia to get acquainted with the Estonian colleagues and exchange experiences, as well as discuss ideas for joint projects.

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NATO Seeks Opportunities to Enhance CIMIC Capabilities

NATO`s Civil–Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Key Leaders Conference 2019, organised by the Civil–Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), took place during May 27–30 at the premises of the Albanian Ministry of Defence in Tirana.

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