Dmitri Teperik

Chief Executive, International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)

Chief Executive, International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)

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By Dmitri Teperik

Who Benefits from Our Communications Illiteracy?

It is becoming harder to ignore the fact that many Western experts and a certain interested section… Read more

By Dmitri Teperik

Societal Resilience in Eastern Ukraine: Building Solid Foundations for a Nation

The long-awaited and much-debated official adoption of the so-called Donbas De-Occupation Law by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada provoked… Read more

By Dmitri Teperik

Countering Disinformation: The Danger of Hype—and Ignorance

A superficial understanding of the core strategy of disinformation as well as its ways, means, and ends… Read more


Dmitri Teperik is the chief executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS). He joined the ICDS in 2015 as a research fellow on strategic communication. Prior to his work at the ICDS, Dmitri had a long career in public service and research.  From 2007-2015, he worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defense, where he oversaw defense-related research, industry, and development, serving as the Estonian national coordinator at the NATO Science and Technology Organization. He also led the launch of a security-related development program aimed at young ethnic Russians in Estonia, called Sinu Riigi Kaitse (Defense of Your Country), intended to strengthen social cohesiveness by promoting the development of Estonian national identity among young Russian-speakers. Later, he took charge of establishing and conducting research activities, studies, and projects at the National Centre for Defence & Security Awareness (NCDSA). Dmitri is currently leading international research projects and outreach activities on informational and psychological resilience. He holds a MS degree from the University of Tartu.