Nr 43 • Märts 2007

English summary

This issue of Diplomaatia discusses the process and manifestations of globalization. First, the Secretary General of the Estonian Foreign Ministry, Matti Maasikas, discusses what kind of foreign policy is needed in a small state in the global era. He disagrees with European Commissioner Siim Kallas, who in the previous, February issue of Diplomaatia suggested that Estonia, given its limited resources, should focus its diplomatic efforts on the multilateral organizations, at the expense of bilateral embassies. According to Maasikas, activity in multilateral organizations and the building of a network of bilateral embassies complement each other.

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