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Estonia and the ISAF: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Estonia and the ISAF: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

Author(s): Holger Mölder
Subject(s): Politics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: ISAF; Estonian

Summary/Abstract: The following chapters analyse the background of Estonia’s decision to join the military operation of Afghanistan, its links to Estonian society and political elites, but also a possible influence of the Afghanistan experience on the post-ISAF NATO. This article argues that the Afghanistan experience has offered two basic lessons to be learned by Estonia in framing its understanding of crisis management: 1) Estonia’s military achieved valuable combat experience against a “live” enemy; 2) our political elites learned the importance of post-conflict state-building, that civil support to state-building in the post-conflict situation is no less important than a military contribution.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 61-78
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English