Nr 100 • Detsember 2011

Wimpy’s Hamburger

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre. The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

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Welcome to the Moral High Ground. What Next?

It is a long time since Estonia was a subject, not an object in international affairs. I doubt anyone is alive today who has even the dimmest childhood memory of the Tartu Peace Treaty negotiations (though I would be delighted to be proved wrong if a precocious nine-year-old is now a lively centenarian). From the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 onwards (in which Britain withdrew from the Baltic, turning the small countries of the region into the playthings of Hitler and Stalin), Estonia has had to accept the hand that history dealt it.

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This is the 100th issue of Diplomaatia. As a tribute to this milestone, we invited some of our best authors of all time and some of Estonia’s top diplomats to contribute to this celebratory issue. The writers also include all of Diplomaatia’s editors since the foundation of the magazine in 2003. Topic-wise, the issue focuses on Estonia’s current major foreign policy concerns, which include the economic and financial crisis in the EU and our relationship with our eastern neighbour, as well as reflections on Estonia’s and the EU’s evolving positions in today’s international political environment.

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