4 May 2016
Finland's NATO Membership Dilemma
A recent report by four experienced Finnish, French and Swedish international security experts (M. Bergquist, F. Heisbourg, R. Nyberg and T....
19 April 2016
Russia May Wish to Provoke a Serious Incident before NATO's Summit in Warsaw
The Kremlin pretends officially that it does not comprehend the Baltic and Polish “paranoia“ concerning their perceived Russian threat and demand for...
23 March 2016
Notes from Belgium
For anyone in Estonia working with security and defence issues it is difficult not to be affected by what happened on 22 March in Brussels. As a nerve...
10 March 2016
Thoughts from ‘Inside the War Room’ of BBC2
Putin’s invasion of Crimea in March 2014 and subsequent incursions by regular Russian troops into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists in Donetsk...
23 February 2016
Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s New Negotiators on Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently appointed Vladislav Surkov and Boris Gryzlov to negotiate—in two separate formats—an outcome to Russia’s...
22 February 2016
The Pyramid of Deterrence
Russia has become a real threat to the Baltic States, considering the Kremlin’s anti-Western agenda and aggressiveness against its neighbours or even...
22 February 2016
Can Estonia Be Defended?
Beginning in summer 2014 and extending for over a year, the RAND Arroyo Center conducted a series of wargames examining the results of possible...
17 February 2016
Munich Security Conference Debates Russia’s War in Ukraine
Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian territories, and its continuing military operations in Ukraine’s east, receded from center stage at the Munich Security...