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Efficient Governance in a Turbulent World with Taavi Roivas

with Taavi Roivas, Blair Effron
Taavi Roivas, prime minister of Estonia, discusses ways Northern European countries are implementing information communication technology solutions to improve citizen interaction with their governments.
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Efficient Governance in a Turbulent World with Taavi Roivas

with Taavi Roivas, Blair Effron
Taavi Roivas, prime minister of Estonia, discusses ways Northern European countries are implementing information communication technology solutions to improve citizen interaction with their governments.
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The World Next Week: August 28, 2014

with Robert McMahon, James M. Lindsay
U.S. President Obama travels to Estonia on his way to the NATO summit; Afghanistan's presidential recount vote hits uncharted waters; and the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council.
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Efficient Governance in a Turbulent World

Please join Prime Minister Roivas as he discusses ways Northern European countries are implementing information communication technology solutions that are changing citizen interaction with their respective governments, and how Estonia has established and successfully implemented the first e-government and the digital signature. The Prime Minister will also introduce qualities of e-governance and provide perspective on how to sustain economic growth and strengthen democracy as an innovative European country within an unpredictable security environment.
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President Obama's Speech on NATO and the Baltic States

with Barack Obama
On September 3, 2014, speaking from Tallinn, Estonia, President Barack Obama pledged that NATO would defend its Baltic allies, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, as he called for a united stand against Russia's aggression and laid blame for escalating clashes in Ukraine on Moscow.
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Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Former U.S. ambassador-at-large for policy toward the states of the former Soviet Union. Author of Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama (Knopf, February 2014). Professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

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"Iceland's Post-Crisis Miracle" Revisited

Back in July 2010, we produced a post examining the "Icelandic Post-Crisis Miracle," as proclaimed by Paul Krugman.  We showed that Krugman's "miracle" was merely an artifact of comparing changes...