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.
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.
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.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin & Francisco de Borja Lasheras & Ellie Geranmayeh & François Godement & Andrew Hammond & Daniel Levy & Kadri Liik & Angela Stanzel & Rachel Tausendfreund & Mattia Toaldo & Andrew Wilson - 29th January, 2015
27th January, 2015
Maria Lipman, ECFR visiting fellow and former editor-in-chief of the Pro et Contra journal, and Kadri Liik, ECFR senior policy fellow, discuss the cultural implications of Russia's anti-Western stance.
by Kadri Liik - 20th January, 2015
The EU is at risk of fundamentally misunderstanding Russia’s motivations in its foreign policy, which could spell real danger.
17th December, 2014
Kadri Liik, ECFR senior policy fellow and expert on Russian foreign policy, talks about her recent policy memo "What will happen with eastern Ukraine?", and about how the EU should act in relation to the current stalemate in eastern Ukraine.
Le Parisien - 14th March, 2015
AFP - 13th March, 2015
Bloomberg - 26th February, 2015
Oman Observer - 21st February, 2015
L’Express - 21st February, 2015
ERR - 13th February, 2015