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Russian Soft Power
Another Opening for Russia, This Time in Estonia
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  • Fat_Man

    And we are supposed to put American soldiers in harms way to protect these people from the Russians?

  • Andrew Allison

    Gee, and there was I thinking that losing a vote of confidence meant that the government was doing something which a majority of the members of parliament couldn’t stomach. Could be that, as illustrated by the US presidential election, the government is completely out of touch with the populace? Uncomfortable as it may be for the apparently unhumbled savants at TAI, I think that this is how democracy is supposed to work. If the Estonians have concluded, rightly, that NATO will not defend them from Russia, perhaps a more conciliatory posture might be in order. There’s also an astonishing omission in this post: Estonia is one of only two members of NATO actually meeting its funding commitment (the other being those naughty Brexiteers).

    • f1b0nacc1

      Perhaps the TAI scholars can take a break from the rigorous Bard curriculum to consider the Melian Dialogue

  • Kev

    Estonia is a tiny country of 1.3 million people located in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg. For this country to have such an adversarial relationship with Russia makes no sense.

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