Estonian President Ilves: The Future of NATO

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves addressed the Atlantic Council on March 19 as part of the Global Leadership Series. Atlantic Council Board Director and CEO of LexisNexis, Andrew Prozes, provided introductory remarks while Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic, moderated the Q&A session.

In a lively speech, President Ilves examined threats and opportunities facing the Alliance, while touching on perceptions of the post-Lisbon EU in Estonia. The President also evaluated areas of concern to states of Central and Eastern Europe with particular emphasis on the strategic role of energy supplies. During the question and answer session, President Ilves touched on strategic engagements with Russia, Estonian accession to the Eurozone, and the nature of cyber warfare.

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