Politics, Political Systems & Governance

Sakkov to Daily Beast: It’s Straight Out of the Trump Playbook

“It’s straight out of the Trump playbook,” commented Sven Sakkov, director of the International Centre for Defense and Security Tallinn to Kimberly Dozier, the Daily Beast, the rise and acting of Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) at the annual Lennart Meri Conference that also had a panel discussion on the siren calls of populism.

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ICDS in Mykolaiv: Digital Skills for Effective e-Governance, Information Security and Cyber Defence

“Strengthening national resilience and information security requires to increase competences of both experts and decision-makers. The current knowledge and skills of many professionals do not meet information challenges and cyber-attacks of tomorrow,” noted Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) and Programme Director “Resilient Ukraine” noted at an Estonian-Ukrainian expert discussion on 22 March 2019 in Mykolaiv.

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UN Compact and Foreign Policy Sour Grapes

While the UN Global Compact on Migration has very limited direct relevance for Estonia, a refusal to endorse it would undermine the country’s reputation, relationship with its allies and partners, as well as multilateral cooperation, writes Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS).

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