Nr 53 • Jaanuar 2008

Estonia and Outreach: How the “Baltic Tiger” Can Punch Above its Weight

Operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan. Disaster relief in Pakistan. The headlines of the past decade vividly demonstrate the ability of Western institutions and national Armed Forces to respond quickly and effectively to crises both on and far from the European Continent. With the NATO Response Force now fully operational, this ability is now systemic, with a force of up to 25,000 flexible and high-quality troops capable of deploying within five days. Achieving this has taken enormous investment and effort; the results are impressive.

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English summary

This issue of Diplomaatia is about new world leaders. In Europe, Angela Merkel, who after two years in office has become an undisputed international leader, has now been joined by Nicolas Sarkozy in France and by Gordon Brown in the United Kindom. Russia and the United States will elect new presidents before the end of next year.

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English summary

This issue of Diplomaatia introduces the concept of outreach and analyses Estonia’s previous experiences and future prospects in the field of outreach activities.

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