Estonia

A close up of a man in uniform as tanks drive in Red Square in Moscow

How Russia laid the groundwork for future disinformation campaigns

Nina Jankowicz describes how relocating the Bronze Soldier statue in Tallinn, Estonia, made the country vulnerable to a cyberattack over a decade ago that laid some of the groundwork for Russia's future disinformation campaigns.

How Russia laid the groundwork for future disinformation campaigns
A person on an orange bicycle rides past a billboard of people with masks

Baltic 'bubble' looks to reopen regional travel

Baltic 'bubble' looks to reopen regional travel
People look at a visualization on a wall

Don't let your vote get stolen — 5 essential reads about disinformation in 2020

Don't let your vote get stolen — 5 essential reads about disinformation in 2020
A solider positioned in shrubbery.

NATO at 70: 'Not anti-Russian,' but committed to securing member states

NATO at 70: 'Not anti-Russian,' but committed to securing member states
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, delivers a speech as 4 men and one woman sit in chairs on the stage

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way
Informatics teacher Jevgeni Mihhailov inspects computers in an empty classroom in a school in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 7, 2012.

In Estonia, almost everything — from voting to updating medical records — can be done online

Estonia has a population less than half that of Silicon Valley. But the small Baltic nation has managed to put itself on the map as on of the most digitally innovative countries in the world through it's E-Stonia project, which has digitized almost all aspects of citizen life.

In Estonia, almost everything — from voting to updating medical records — can be done online
NATO eFP battle group soldiers wait for NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visit the Tapa military base in Estonia.

Russian hackers may have a new target — NATO soldiers' smartphones

A campaign that Western military are linking to Russian hackers has targeted the contingent of 4,000 NATO troops deployed to Poland and the Baltic states this year, to protect the alliance’s European border with Russia.

Russian hackers may have a new target — NATO soldiers' smartphones
Lithuanian soldiers during military exercises in Rapina, Estonia.

Unease in the Baltics as US allies watch Trump praise Putin

Three US senators traveled to the Baltics to try to calm the jangled nerves of leaders worried that the US will abandon NATO.

Unease in the Baltics as US allies watch Trump praise Putin
Volunteer soldiers with Estonia's Defense League training near Rabasaare, Estonia. last year

Tiny Estonia trains its people for guerrilla war against Russia

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is afraid of Vladimir Putin's Russia. So it's stepping up its military preparations, which focus on preparing the people for guerrilla war. And it's trying to make it fun.

Tiny Estonia trains its people for guerrilla war against Russia
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump applauds onstage as his running-mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence concludes his speech during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016.

Trump's comments leave some European leaders worried about the future of NATO

When asked if he would defend the Baltic states in the event of a Russian attack, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was hesitant to offer support.

Trump's comments leave some European leaders worried about the future of NATO
A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter and Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighters participate during a NATO air policing mission patrol over the Baltics on February 10, 2015.

The West was stunned by Putin's military moves. Here's why NATO says it won't happen again

When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.

The West was stunned by Putin's military moves. Here's why NATO says it won't happen again
Jonas Tarm

Young composer's Carnegie debut canceled when Nazi music snippet discovered

Jonas Tarm is an up-and-coming composer and his Carnegie Hall debut this month was to be his coming out party. But that won't happen, after a complaint was filed over his composition's inclusion of a 45-second passage of the anthem of Germany's Nazi party.

Young composer's Carnegie debut canceled when Nazi music snippet discovered
Oscar noms

Global themes dominate this year's Oscar nominations

Everyone is buzzing about the Oscar nominations, which were released Thursday morning. But where do you start? If you care about global issues, here are a few suggestions.

Global themes dominate this year's Oscar nominations
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The ‘Estonian Express Card’ offers a glimpse of the future of digital citizenship

Estonia has the youngest prime minister in the European Union. It's also rushing headlong into creating digital ID for people there. And while they offer access to an array of government and private services, they'll also issue online IDs to anyone who wants one — though they come with much less access.

The ‘Estonian Express Card’ offers a glimpse of the future of digital citizenship
A panel from the new book, "Terms of Service: Understanding Our Role in the World of Big Data."

Al Jazeera America explains big data with help from a comic book artist

"Term of Service" explores and answers question about big data. And it does it in a way where you can actually understand what it means and why you should care.

Al Jazeera America explains big data with help from a comic book artist