U.S. Lending Support to Baltic States Fearing Russia
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are keen to accept help and are shoring up their own modest defense capabilities. But what happens when President-elect Donald J. Trump takes power is an open question.
Senators Reassure Wary Baltic Nations That U.S. Won’t Abandon NATO
The three Baltic nations, all members of NATO and fearful of Russia, were alarmed by Donald J. Trump’s criticisms of the military alliance.
Who Tossed On the First Tinsel? Two Baltic Capitals Disagree
Was it Tallinn in 1441? Or Riga in 1510? More than civic pride is at stake because Christmas-themed travel is lucrative.
Estonia’s New Premier Comes From Party With Links to Russia
The Center Party had long been shut out of power because it had brokered a pact with Vladimir Putin’s party. A change in its leadership changed all that.
In Estonia, Caution but Surprising Cheers for Trump’s Victory
Leaders in the country’s capital may be terrified, but on the Russian border people hope Donald J. Trump can lower tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Letter of Recommendation: Bogs
Often associated with murk and evil spirits, bogs are actually quite vibrant — a whole ecosystem laid bare.
Estonia’s Government Teeters on Verge of Collapse
Two of three parties governing the small Baltic nation have broken off their coalition agreement, leaving Prime Minister Taavi Roivas exposed to a vote of no confidence in the country’s Parliament.
Spooked by Russia, Tiny Estonia Trains a Nation of Insurgents
A NATO member, Estonia is using an improbably popular form of “military sport” to help put together a guerrilla resistance army — just in case.
Outstanding Issues: A Yemeni Teenager’s Trip to Estonia, by Way of Guantánamo
The reporter Charlie Savage wrote about an ex-Guantánamo inmate’s resettlement; the story didn’t end when the article published.
After Yemeni’s 13 Years in Guantánamo, Freedom for the Soul Takes Longer
Ahmed Abdul Qader, released a year and a half ago, said: “I cannot live my life regularly. I try, but it is like part of me is still at Guantánamo.”
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