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...
5 February 2016
Russia Watches and Puts Own Spin on Moldova’s Crisis
Many international observers anticipated that Russia would move to exploit the anti-government protests in Moldova in order to (as the assumptions...
29 January 2016
Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines
From January 20 through 24, tens of thousands of angry protesters rallied in Chisinau each day in -10° C (14° Fahrenheit) temperature to demand the...