Nr 39 • November 2006

Soldier, Hold Your Tongue!

Should a member of the armed forces be permitted to publicly criticise his or her government’s security and defence policy? From the viewpoint of democratic civil-military relations the answer is, simply, no.

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English summary

This issue of Diplomaatia is devoted to questions related to security and the upcoming NATO Summit. The Estonian Ambassador to NATO, Harri Tiido gives an overview of current security questions and offers some suggestions on how to behave in a contemporary world that paradoxically can be seen as being more dangerous than that of the cold war.

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