Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid leaves the Élysée Palace after a Bastille Day working lunch during the visit of European leaders in Paris on July 14.

Estonia Battles Its Elected Racists

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks on how to stand up against the far-right.

A song and dance festival in Estonia in 2011.

Estonia’s Natural Experiment in Fighting Right-Wing Populism

Two models have emerged for dealing with a new nationalist government—but it’s not clear which will prove more effective.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech under the rain during celebrations for Navy Day in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region on July 26, 2015.

Don’t Believe the Russian Hype

Moscow’s missile capabilities in the Baltic Sea region are not nearly as dangerous as they seem.

The Danske Bank building in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.  

Then-Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves delivers a speech during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Feb. 2, 2016.  (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe Should Look to What the United States Does—Not What Trump Says

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s former president, on what to make of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.

Leaders hold a meeting on Afghanistan during the NATO 2014 summit in Newport, South Wales, on Sep. 4, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons

Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy.

A Finnish armored terrain vehicle during an ongoing military exercise on the Swedish island Gotland on September 19. (Anders Wiklund/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s Neighbors Respond to Putin’s ‘Hybrid War’

Baltic and Nordic countries turn to education as much as military hardware to counter Moscow’s hybrid threats.

TOPSHOT - A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee walking behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Thibault MARCHAND        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s Hybrid Warriors Got the White House. Now They’re Coming for America’s Town Halls.

Moscow knows that activists, religious groups, and NGOs are democracy’s soft underbelly.

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Qatar Goes to Kuwait, Estonia Takes Over, Trump Tweets and Travels: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

What you might have missed in past few days — and what to watch in the days to come.

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For a Russia-Friendly Town, Eastern Europeans Love Trump’s Washington

The Trump administration offered a bear hug to Moscow. But the countries that should have scared the most are thrilled with Trump so far.


Everyone in Europe Needs to Take a Deep, Calming Breath

We don't yet know how the president-elect will behave in office. Meanwhile, the present state of hysteria could make things worse.

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28:  Presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during  the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.  Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Baltic States Come Out Swinging After Trump Says He Might Abandon NATO

Baltic leaders are not amused by Donald Trump's suggestion he would abandon Baltic states.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 09:  Russian Army T-14 Armata tanks prepare to participate in the annual Victory Parade at Red square as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II on May 9, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Celebrations are taking place throughout the day across the city. Most European leaders have snubbed the parade because they accuse Russia of actively interfering the war in eastern Ukraine.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If Russia Started a War in the Baltics, NATO Would Lose — Quickly

War games show NATO’s eastern flank is vulnerable. To deter Moscow, the United States will need to deploy heavy armor on a large scale, a new study says.

Estonian soldiers take part in a military parade to celebrate 97 years since first achieving independence in 1918 on February 24, 2015 in Narva, Estonia. The town, on Estonia's border with Russia, has been at the centre of discussion relating to the potential threat from Russia, which, since the annexation of Crimea and conflict in eastern Ukraine, has caused concern in both the Baltic states and NATO. AFP PHOTO / RAIGO PAJULA        (Photo credit should read RAIGO PAJULA/AFP/Getty Images)

For Mother Russia’s Former States, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Amid heightened tensions between Russia and Estonia, Tallinn confirmed on Thursday that plans are in the works to build a fence between the two countries.


FP’s Guide to the Oscars’ Foreign Film Nominees

From Argentina to Mali to Russia, this year's crop of Academy Award contenders provide a reality check on life abroad.

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