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Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Latvia, the Country Prof. Krugman Loves to Hate, Wins 1st Prize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Latvia, a country Paul Krugman loves to hate, takes the prize for the least miserable of the former Soviet Union countries in this sub-ranking.

Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

Putin Is Right: Democracy Is a Threat

Ben Barber | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Ben Barber

But it took years for Russians to develop their sixth senses about being propagandized. Perhaps they are backing Putin in the polls because they are out of practice after 20 years of relative freedom?

Expat Recovery Room: Estonia's Winter of Content

Mike Dunphy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Without a stitch of clothing, I stepped out into the snowy Estonian landscape. Days of sub-zero temperatures had transformed the white coating underfoot into sharp crystals. Scooping a handful, I ground it in a circular motion into my bare chest.

Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...

Rx for Obamacare In Estonia

Monica Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Monica Gray

Where should the administration turn? The answer may lie in Estonia. With a population just 1.29 million, Estonia is one the most advanced e-societies in the world.

Russia's Baltic Neighbors Might Rely More on Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Philip Seib

The annual Baltic Conference on Defense took place in Tallinn last week, with principal focus on how soft power and hard power might be combined as smart power. As one of the few Americans participating, I realized quickly that the physical distance between the U.S. and Russia has made us nonchalant about Russian power and intentions.

Cartwheeling Around the World

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down. While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth.

A Place Stuck in Time

Renee Blodgett | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

I couldn't get enough of it. The moss. The barren trees. The farmhouses. The giant boulders which fenced off living areas. The boats. The emptiness.

At 'Bank Of Happiness,' Customers Deposit Good Deeds

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

When a Massachusetts woman needed help perfecting her English, she posted a simple six-word note online. Three eager fluent speakers willing to teach ...

Barren, Forgotten, Isolated

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

An hour or so outside of Tallinn Estonia, along the coast of the Baltic Sea, lies an abandoned Soviet submarine base next to the village of Hara. Barren, forgotten, isolated.

This Small Country Is A Shale Oil Giant

AP | By GARY PEACH | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

AUVERE, Estonia (AP) — Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pione...

E-Stonia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

First things first: oh, you world travelers, for pleasure or for work, never, ever fly Baltic Airlines.

Meet the Ever So Charming Tallinn, an Estonian Gem

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Tallinn doesn't come with overly commercial trimmings, yet it boasts five star hotels, spa experiences and chefs who can compete with the best in Europe.

Want A Free Ride? Move To Estonia

AP | JARI TANNER | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

TALLINN, Estonia -- Looking for a free ride? Go live in Tallinn. Estonia's capital became the world's first to introduce free public transport for al...

Man Returns Overdue Book 69 Years Late, Blames WWII

AP | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

TALLINN, Estonia -- An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library f...

PHOTOS: 5 Closeted Gay Hot Spots

Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

Because the march of progress is as unstoppable as the best pride parades, attitudes toward homosexuality are changing around the globe and new destin...

13 Must Visits For 2013

AFAR | Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel
AFAR

At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.

The Expat Recovery Room

Mike Dunphy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Lying on a humidity-soaked bed near Galata Tower, hacking up the contents of my lungs grown by the ever-spreading ceiling mold and picking at a red line of bedbug bites on my ankles and wrists with a curved Uzbek knife, I finally resolved to change direction.

'Nazi Diet Pill' Mock Ad Causes Mass Outrage

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

TALLINN, Estonia -- Jewish organizations have denounced an Estonian newspaper for publishing a mock ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated priso...

Health Care Spending Slowing Down Around The World

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Growth in health spending reversed a long-term trend of rapid increase and either slowed ...

10 Sure Signs America Is in Decline

David Macaray | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

Washington survived Valley Forge, Kennedy survived PT-109, Reagan survived a gun shot. And our commander-in-chief passes out from eating a pretzel. Who can deny that our best days are behind us?

Where Krugman Went Right: On Housing Policy

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell

The Krugman-Estonia kerfuffle raises an interesting question: Has Krugman ever sided with free market economists against government activism in his Times forum?

President Of Estonia Slams 'Smug, Overbearing & Patronizing' Krugman

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

The president of Estonia chewed out Paul Krugman on Wednesday, using Twitter to call the Nobel Prize-winning economist "smug, overbearing & patronizin...