Kristi Raik

Kristi Raik is the director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security and a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Turku. She has published, lectured and commented widely on European foreign and security policy.

Kristi Raik: Liberal Estonia is back – but mainstream parties need to learn their lessons

During the past year and eight months, Estonia experimented with a coalition including radical right-wing populists; the coalition collapsed on 13 January and the new liberal government is taking over, but mainstream parties need to solve the problems that explain the rise of populists – such as alienation and bitterness …

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Kristi Raik: The rise of Estonia’s radical right

The rise of the right-wing party, EKRE – an intolerant, xenophobic, populist and Eurosceptic party – in Estonia is putting in question the country’s political landscape ahead of the parliamentary election in March. The rise of the populist radical right is reshaping the political landscape across Europe. Estonia, which is preparing for …

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How to talk about and with Russia? Estonia has a thing or two to learn from Finland

Estonia should consider what it could learn from Finland on how to talk about and with Russia, Kristi Raik, the director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security, writes. This article was originally published in the International Centre for Defence and Security’s blog. Estonian-Finnish relations are …

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