Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business
Estonia ought to alter current course and support removal of anti-Russia economic sanctions imposed after annexation of Crimea says former prime minister turned transit businessman Tiit Vähi.
04.07.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Did war burst its boundaries?
When in Washington D.C. one often takes a tour of the city’s monuments. On a recent trip, I was told it takes a long time until the municipality decides on where and how a memorial is built.
11.04.2016, Veronica AnghelPM
Editorial: Europe is in war
In the war increasingly at hand, what we obviously need is unified European action into which Estonia will need to invest with ideas as well as deeds.
Editorial: No end in sight with war in Syria. Relief, if lucky
As Syrian ceasefire was signed, journalists cited anonymous political sources as stating the treaty was not worth the paper it was written on. Takes optimism and lively fantasy to imagine that end is in sight for the war of five years. But there may be some relief.
Editorial: Estonians the conflict solvers
UN peacekeepers were taken to Southern Lebanon in 1978 to help the central government gain control over the region. Initially the security council gave its mandate for half a year. Till today, the mission keeps going in the restless region.
Editorial: the clear red line
The Syrian civil war and Russia's involvement in it have come to a complex stage where, due to variety of options, the further development is difficult to see as additionally muddied by Turkey downing a Russian jet on Syrian border yesterday with one pilot dead. The only thing clear is the line the Turks drew: with warning ignored, action follows.
Editorial: remembering the victims of communism and Nazism
While seemingly so during the brighter moments in human history, we are not on a path towards ever increasing civilization, away from atrocities, crimes and trampling on people's rights. Alas, the year at hand is no guarantee of avoiding the ugliness we eagerly label as «not for 21st century» even when happening before our very eyes.
Russia steadily testing resistance of Baltics
An application filed by two Duma members to investigate legality of recognition of Baltics by Soviet Union on September 6th 1991 fits well with an all-out information attack these past three months – aimed not really to scare the Baltic citizens, but rather to test the reactions of the authorities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the public opinion.
14.07.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Edward Lucas: Hybrid warfare works against countries that are weak
Hybrid warfare ultimately works against countries that are weak and unwilling to defend themselves; the Baltic states do have the will and it works as the first and most important line of defense, senior editor of the newsweekly The Economist Edward Lucas said ahead of his appearance at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn later this month.
Personal battlefront wisdom: main thing’s staying alive!
Again, the silence felt way too long. None of us was overly keen to venture outside, to smoke or even to ease oneself. Better to patiently endure...
04.02.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Jõhkrutseja rikkus kuulsa tänavakunstniku maalingu
Tartus Soola tänava ääres asuvat maja tänavu aprillis kaunistama jäänud Berliini-põhise prantslasest tänavakunstniku suur maaling on saanud jõhkra täienduse.
14.12.2014, Raimu HansonPM
Editorial: a war for independence of all peoples in Estonia
Today is 96 days sharp from the start of Estonian War of Independence. The victory, for Estonia, is impossible to overestimate. War is enforcing a will – while assessing the meaning of wars, we must ask what was the essence of the will which prevailed.
Editorial: denial of Russian invasion increasingly impossible
This past Thursday may have been quite a marker in the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Even before, a large part of Europe realised Russia was responsible for military aid provided to separatists and their own troops trampling on neighbouring country soil; still, military operations in Ukraine were but semi-public. Since yesterday, the Russian presence in Eastern Ukraine is a lot more open – and aggressive.
29.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Ilves: Ukraine is under attack by the armed forces of the Russian Federation
Ukraine is under attack by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said.