Athena Papers

The Athena Papers were previously published by the Partnership for Peace Consortium and cover a variety of topics of interest to the international security community.

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The Evolution of Estonian Security Options During the 1990s

This is an academic paper written by a practitioner, but it deploys a sound academic and theoretical basis to illustrate in detail how a security dilemma is resolved in practice. To do so, it considers the juncture between history and political decision-making using small state theory. It speaks of the difficult choices that Estonia has had to make, and the trying political and philosophical journey that was required to ensure the definitive survival of the newly (re-) independent country.