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 joined ECFR’s Wider Europe Programme as a Senior Policy Fellow in October 2012.
From 2006-2011, Kadri was director of the International Centre for Defence Studies in Estonia, where she also worked as a senior researcher and director of the Centre’s Lennart Meri Conference. Kadri worked extensively as a Moscow correspondent for several Estonian daily papers in the 1990s including Postimees, the largest Estonian daily, Eesti Päevaleht and the Baltic News Service. She became Foreign News editor at Postimees in 2002 before leaving in 2004 to become editor-in-cheif at the monthly magazineDiplomaatia. She was also host of“Välismääraja”, a current affairs talkshow at Raadio Kuku in Tallinn.
Kadri holds a B.A. in journalism from Tartu University in Estonia and an M.A. in International Relations, specialising in diplomacy, from Lancaster University. In addition to her native Estonian, Kadri is fluent in English and Russian.
17th April, 2014
Mark Leonard talks to Wider Europe expert Kadri Liik and Middle East expert Julien Barnes-Dacy about nationalism and world view in Russia and Syria.
19th March, 2014
Stefan Meister and Kadri Liik examine the situation in Crimea and Ukraine, covering issues such as the response of the EU and the impact on other former Soviet states.
Three pieces by ECFR's leading Wider Europe experts on the current situation in Ukraine, Putin's appeal for a new world order, and Germany's crucial role within the EU.