“Led into the fork” is an expression in Estonia that indicates a very difficult, if not an almost inescapable situation. The potential disintegration of the Atlantic community is a “fork” situation for Estonia. Therefore a united and cooperative transatlantic relationship is and continues to be Estonia’s primary foreign and security policy objective.
The term “European strategic autonomy” has been around for a while, but it gained more attention with the publication of the EU Global Strategy in 2016 and president Macron’s continuous use of the phrase since.
On 12 May 2018, president Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reimpose US economic sanctions on Iran. The JCPOA was signed on 14 July 2015 in Vienna between the United States, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and France with Iran (the “P5+1”).