Articles by Mart Laar



Echoes of the Anschluss in Georgia

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accelerated Moscow's creeping annexation of Georgian territories to sweeping annexation.

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Aug. 23, 1939, sealed the fate of my family. On that day, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, whose secret protocols divided up Central and Eastern Europe between them.

3 Lessons From Estonia for the New Georgia

Georgia only seems far away. For Europe, most countries are too easily dismissed as far away. This blindness got the continent into more than one war, and could bring trouble again in the Caucasus.

New Europe Responds

  • 20 February 03
  • The Wall Street Journal Europe
The new Europe has arrived with its own aspirations, ideas and hopes. At the same time, deep divisions in old Europe are now clear to all.