British Artillery defense systems deployed to Estonia in service of NATO. Photo by Laura Bullas. OGL, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic sanctions inflicted serious harm on the Russian economy, limiting the success of Putin’s incursions into Georgia and Ukraine. Considering Russia’s current poor economic situation, a deterioration of further expansionist attempts into outright war might threaten Putin’s presidency. But for the Baltic states in particular, the threat of a Russian encroachment may be all too real—and all …read more
Source: Harvard International Review