18 June 2015
Sensitive Personal Data as a National Security Risk
The director general of the Estonian State Information System Authority (RIA) recently said Estonia was very vulnerable to cyber attacks because of...
18 June 2015
Rethinking Deterrence and Assurance for the Baltic Region – Forward Conventional Deterrence and Defence is the Key
There is an urgent need for fresh thinking about deterrence as a core concept in preventing aggression in Europe – this was the central message from...
15 June 2015
Deployment of Allied Forces in Baltics in Significant Numbers is Only Way to Ensure Sufficient Deterrence
After the occupation of Crimea in February 2014, NATO rapidly ramped up its military presence in new member states, including Estonia. The first...
12 June 2015
Endless Rows Over History
Who said that only Eastern Europe has rows about history? Or at least that such disputes aren’t a hallmark of Western Europe, where countries have...
5 June 2015
Blacklist: the Logical Continuation of the Kremlin’s Policy
Russia’s blacklist of non grata Europeans is consistent with what the Kremlin itself claims about EU-Russian relations: namely, that Moscow is...
3 June 2015
Foreign Fighters And The Security Risk
The latest yearbook published by the Internal Security Service (ISS), Estonia’s counterintelligence agency, devotes a whole chapter to combating...
1 June 2015
CyCon Day 2 & 3: Militarization of Cyberspace?
Heads of state of NATO allies declared in Wales in 2014 that cyber threats had reached the level of being able to threaten Euro-Atlantic security and...
29 May 2015
The Difficult Immigrant Question
The quota proposed by the European Commission – 1,064 refugees for Estonia – has sparked very intense debate on these shores about Estonia’s options,...