The first president of newly independent Estonia, Lennart Meri, said that a small country's diplomacy can only be successful if it is balanced and consistent. The true balance of any foreign policy lies between idealism and realism, in both values and goals, which then presents a true image of reliability.The original goal of Estonian foreign policy was the attainment of membership in the EU and NATO. Once these were achieved, it becomes questionable as to whether the development of foreign policy has been consistent, or even-handed. Rather, it seems that the employment of double standard...
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