- Ivan Krastev
Soviet disintegration was perceived as unthinkable in 1985 and declared to have been inevitable in 1995. This leap from the 'unthinkable' to the 'inevitable' makes it a useful footnote to the current discussions on the future of...
- Anton La Guardia
Does the eurozone face a long and unnecessarily painful road to recovery or a long and painful death?
- Quentin Peel
Chancellor Merkel knows perfectly well that possible EU reforms are profoundly important political issues, and hugely controversial. But she has decided that only with fundamental reforms can European monetary union survive.
- David Rennie
The British will not give Europe their hearts, for a host of reasons. So be it. But when assessing the worth of EU membership, let them at least keep their heads.
- Lilia Shevtsova
Putin's return to the Kremlin will act as a powerful accelerator of revolutionary events, if only because his leadership means that the logic of personalised power will not allow regime change.
This issue of Diplomaatia reflects some, but not all of the topics to be discussed at the fifth Lennart Meri Conference which will be held in Tallinn on May 11–13. Some of the articles of this edition are also published in...
- Bobo Lo
If the 'China model' has little to offer Russia or the West, there are still important lessons to be drawn from the Chinese experience of modernisation.
- Dmitri Trenin
It is tempting to say there will be no major change in Moscow's foreign policy. However, each of the three previous four-year presidential terms - two of Putin and one Medvedev's - has been marked by a different policy toward the...
- Jackson Diehl
The first question about an Obama second term is whether he will be able to preserve U.S. interests in the continuing turmoil of the Middle East. But a second is whether his implicit calculation that the autocracies of Russia and...
- Kurt Volker
We need to fundamentally rethink where the Middle East region is headed, and where U.S. and Western interests truly lie; and the sooner we do it, the more favourable the outcome will be.
- Jüri Luik
In national defence, Europe is still, or again, relying excessively on the military capabilities of the United States.
- Toomas Hendrik Ilves
The cyber-attacks on Estonia in 2007 alerted the world to a new challenge. Much remains to be done to address it.