Experts & Staff

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Russian domestic and foreign policy; relations between Russia and the West; the Baltic Sea area; Eastern Europe

Languages

English, Russian, Estonian

Biography

Kadri Liik is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Her research focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic region.

Before joining ECFR in October 2012, Liik 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, Liik 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.

Liik holds a BA in Journalism from Tartu University (Estonia) and an MA in International Relations specialising in diplomacy from Lancaster University.

Publications

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

The sixth ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard highlights the EU's diminishing ability to influence its neighbours, and the neighbourhood's growing impact on the EU

Articles

Into the jungle

Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of normative unity may actually be helpful.

Video

Podcasts

In the media

Kadri Liik guests in the podcast FOX News Rundown and talks about what result Russia may want to see in our election and what foreign policies are in dispute.

Kadri Liik comments on Russia and the Baltic states.