Defence Policy and Planning Committee


Mark Thompson

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Defence Policy and Planning Committee

Estonia’s Position Paper, By: Mark Thompson

While enjoying political autonomy since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has endured a brutal history of foreign occupation. With this history and continuing threat from Russia in mind, as well as the rise of asymmetrical threats from global terror groups, Estonia joined NATO in 2004 for increased integration with the West.

Estonia recognizes the threat that hybrid warfare has on its borders, and believes in continuing to adapt NATO’s fundamental principles in order to reach consensus on how to best prioritize and respond appropriately to these challenges. Russia’s annexation of Crimea of Ukraine was of particula...

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