Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I mentioned in passing the Nordic military union in my diary on the Nordic Council. But yeah, in hindsight it may have been pretty much a stillborn project (perhaps not so much due to a sense of abandonment among the Finns, but more due to its emerging "special" relationship with the Soviet Union).

Cooperation with the Baltic states ought to be encouraged, not just on defense matters (and I wouldn't put too much stock in any threat the Russian bear supposedly pose, at any rate). Estonia in particular seems rather keen on closer ties with the Nordic countries. The current president, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, even gave a speech entitled "Estonia as a Nordic country". Now, if only we could get the Nordic countries to agree with that sentiment...  

All that said, The Weekly Standard!?!?!

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde

by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 06:55:26 AM EST
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