Dotted with castles, churches, lakes and forests, this small nation was the first of the former Soviet republics to demand, in 1988, that its laws take primacy over those imposed by Moscow. A popular tourist destination, Estonia's economy is closely tied to those of its northern Scandinavian neighbors. With an advanced economy, Estonia regularly ranks among Europe's least corrupt and most free societies.

How Estonians Kiik Ass: One Extreme Swing Sport at a Time

Who could have guessed that generations of kids getting pushed on swings while screaming “Higher!” would lead to an extreme sport.

Scandinavia, Baltics Set to Become China's Newest Playground

From Norway to Estonia, Beijing is expanding its investment footprint across Northern Europe.

The Next Big Thing in Fashion: Scraps

Estonian designer Reet Aus is on a mission to get the fashion world behind upcycling.

How Blockchain Could Change the Way You Vote and Pay Taxes

Governments are using crypto tech to digitize services from tax filing to paying benefits.


Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Touring the Secret Spy Museum in Estonia

A former KGB headquarters in a Tallinn hotel is now a tiny, good-natured museum.

The Story Behind Russia's Male Suicide Problem

The suicide rate in several former Soviet-bloc countries is more than six times higher for men than women.

Standing Up for Stand-Up in Estonia

Maybe Communism is a secret comedy cultivator.

Europe Puts Its Finger on the Trigger

Around the continent, defense and intelligence budgets are ballooning in response to a plethora of threats.

Business Is Hot in the Baltics

Escaping Russia’s clutches, it turns out, motivates smart economics.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Taavi Kotka Is Putting the 'E' in Estonia

Meet the tech star turned public servant working to make Estonia the world’s most digitally advanced country.