Languages: English, Russian, Estonian
Areas of Expertise: Russian domestic and foreign policy, relations between Russia and the West, the Baltic Sea area, Eastern Europe
Kadri Liik is a senior policy fellow at ECFR.
Before joining ECFR in October 2012, Kadri was the director of the International Centre for Defence Studies in Estonia from 2006 until 2011, where she also worked as a senior researcher and director of the Centre’s Lennart Meri Conference.
Throughout the 1990s, Kadri worked as a Moscow correspondent for several Estonian daily papers, including the highest-circulation daily in Estonia, Postimees, as well as Eesti Päevaleht and the Baltic News Service. In 2002, she became the foreign news editor at Postimees. In 2004, she left to become editor-in-chief at the monthly foreign affairs magazine, Diplomaatia. She was also the host of “Välismääraja”, a current affairs talkshow at Raadio Kuku in Tallinn.
Kadri has a BA in Journalism from Tartu University, Estonia, and an MA in International Relations, specialising in diplomacy, from Lancaster University.
by Kadri Liik - 19th May, 2015
Three dilemmas that illustrate the complexities of the Eastern Partnership.
18th May, 2015
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Ian Bond, director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, and ECFR Senior Policy Fellow’s Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson. They take a look at the Eastern Partnership summit, which will take place in Riga on the 20th and 21st May 2015, and whether we can expect any major changes.
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Prof. Serhii Plokhy
Putin’s Kleptocracy – Who Owns Russia? By Karen Dawisha
Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia by Ian Bond, Christian Odendahl and Jennifer Rankin
The next battle for Ukraine series by Gustav Grassel, Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson
14th April, 2015
With an EU-Ukraine summit coming up this month, in this episode of World in 30 Minutes Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR, speaks to Kadri Liik and Vessela Tcherneva from ECFR's Wider Europe Programme, and Carl Bildt, co-chair and former Foreign Minister of Sweden. They discuss their recent study trip to Kiev and Minsk were they met with the Ukrainian president Poroshenko, Maidan activists, think-tanks and ministers.
Ukraine Crisis: What it means for the West by Andrew Wilson
Stalin by Stephen Kotkin
The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB by Christopher M. Andrew
05th February, 2015
In this episode of World in 30 Minutes Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR, and the three experts Susi Dennison, Kadri Liik and Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, take a look at the Scorecard 2015 publication and discuss the highlights and low points of EU foreign policy in 2014.
The Limits of Partnership by Angela Stent
European Spring by Philippe Legrain
On Populist Reason by Ernesto Laclau
29th January, 2015
Russia's annexation of Crimea and the invasion of Eastern Ukraine turned EU-Russia relations from problematic into an urgent strategic problem. Kadri Liik, ECFR senior policy fellow and author of the 1st chapter called Russia from our European foreign policy publication Scorecard 2015, speaks about last year's challenges and what the EU could have done better.
29th January, 2015
Arkady Ostrovsky, Moscow Correspondent for The Economist, and Mark Leonard, director of ECFR, discuss whether Europe should forge a new post-Crimea relationship with Russia through the Eurasian Economic Union engaging Moscow through economic competition rather than military confrontation.
Delfi - 28th April, 2015
Tagesanzeiger - 27th April, 2015
The Guardian - 25th April, 2015
ERR - 07th April, 2015
Le Parisien - 14th March, 2015
AFP - 13th March, 2015