Posts tagged as strategy

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

By Max Parry on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said’s pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual’s passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Said fiercely criticized until his dying breath before succumbing to leukemia, made an already tremendous loss that much more impactful. His seminal text forever reoriented political discourse by…

Russia Sanctions Won’t Work If Trump Doesn’t Back Them Up

By Editorial Board on Monday, August 13, 2018

The Trump administration’s new sanctions against Russia, imposed last week in response to the poisoning in the U.K. of a former Russian spy and his daughter, are welcome. They are also confusing, contrasting as they do the words and behavior of President Donald Trump himself, who has repeatedly and publicly lavished praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin. One hopes the real U.S. strategy is to stand strong against Russia’s transgressions.…

The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 13, 2018

All of us are witnesses of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) continued activity in the Baltic region. This fact is demonstrated by the participation of the V-22 Osprey convertoplanes in the military exercises, which take place in the Baltic countries regularly. The US SOF staff are studying the Baltic battlefield diligently – this is how NATO considers the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It`s necessary to mention that the…

Australia is joining the Tallinn-based NATO cyber defence centre

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Australia has announced it is joining the Tallinn, Estonia-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The centre said on Twitter that Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, announced the news at the opening of her country’s pop-up embassy in Tallinn. She joined the event from Australia via Skype. “Accession of Australia expands the reach and cooperation of like-minded nations in cyber defence beyond the Euro-Atlantic area, making our cyber defence…

The Estonian government to begin planning state budget strategy this week

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Estonian government will on Thursday travel to Sagadi in Lääne-Viru County, where it will dedicate two days to discussing the state budget strategy. “The government will on Thursday conduct its regular meeting and press conference, after which they will travel to Sagadi Manor, where they will begin discussing the state budget strategy,” Director for Government Communication Urmas Seaver told ERR’s online news portal. The discussion to take place at…