Commentary

Commentary May 16, 2008

Gift Horses

“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” say the English, meaning that if someone makes you a present of a horse, you don’t show ingratitude by inspecting its teeth to see how old it is....

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Commentary May 14, 2008

Germany’s New Security Strategy

Presidendivalimiste eelhääletuste karussell hakkab lõpule jõudma. Vabariiklased on panustanud peatselt 72-aastasele John McCainile ja küsimuse all on üksnes see, kas tegemist on Ronald Reagani...

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Commentary May 6, 2008

I am the Spring in Tartu!

Vana hea küünik Mihkel Mutt – ehk küll mitte küünik rahvuslasena – küsis hiljuti avarapilgulise rahvusliku konservatiivsuse elik Tartu sotsiaalteadlaste järele. Rest assured,...

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Commentary April 24, 2008

The Risk of Threat-Based Planning

With the end of the Cold War, other missions and tasks beyond the physical defence of territories and populations – notably, international peace support operations – gained greater emphasis in...

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Commentary April 4, 2008

Germany and NATO enlargement

Germany has once again maneuvered itself into a precarious position as obstructer of the spread of peace and prosperity and common sense, a coddler of Russia and an antagonizer of allies. A position...

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Commentary March 14, 2008

Some news from the German press

10.03.08SerbiaThe Serbian government under Kostunica has failed writes the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The fact that Kostunica with his nationalist rhetoric has failed to coerce his coalition partner,...

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