13 December 2016
Soldiers of Peace
Estonian, Finnish and Irish troops serve under a combined battalion in the UNIFIL mission in south Lebanon. The size of the contribution these three...
5 December 2016
Brexit and Baltic Sea Security
The result of the UK’s June 2016 referendum on continued membership of the EU was unexpected and its consequences may be wide-ranging and grave. This...
23 November 2016
Appropriate Level of European Strategic Autonomy
The European Commission’s communication of July 24th, 2013, “Toward a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector”, called for the...
22 November 2016
NATO Warsaw Summit – Implications for Estonia
Focusing on the evolution of the security landscape of the Baltic Sea Region, Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) published a book –...
20 October 2016
Preparing for the Worst – Conscription and Reserve Forces in the Nordics
The modern system of military conscription dates all the way back to the French Revolution in the 1790’s, and it soon thereafter became the means of...
21 September 2016
Baltics in the Balance? The Race for the American Presidency and the Risks for European Security
The upcoming U.S. elections are a crossroads for American security guarantees to Europe.
20 September 2016
NATO's Ballistic Missile Defence System and Dialogue with Russia: From "Talking past Each Other" to Facing down a Bully?
As a follow-up to the Riga Dialogue 2016 conference, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) published a collection of essays – “Riga...
3 August 2016
The Will to Defend and Personal Values: Ukraine, Estonia and Denmark
In the current geopolitical situation, with the Ukrainian-Russian conflict threatening security in all of Europe, the role of military organisa-tions...