Republic of Estonia on the Road Back to the West… Cover Image

Republic of Estonia on the Road Back to the West…
Republic of Estonia on the Road Back to the West…

Background and Reality of the Israeli Arms Deal, 1992/1993

Author(s): Hain Rebas
Subject(s): History, Military history, Military policy, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: TLU Institute of Estonian Language and Culture

Summary/Abstract: In the early 1990s not a single Western government agreed to sell arms to the newly independent Estonia. As the constitutional government of Mart Laar (1992) declared a strong interest in Western collective security, even NATO membership, Soviet weapons became unacceptable and insupportable. In contrast,a plentiful supply of highly vaunted Western arms was considered a guarantee for the Republic’s continued independence and a precondition for future acceptance in Western security policy structures – and ultimately membership in NATO.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 231-262
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English