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Model of natural gas pipeline and Finland flag, July 18, 2022.

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Another Baltic pipeline whodunnit!

NATO on Wednesday pledged a “determined” response if recent damage to a critical pipeline linking two of its members is found to have been deliberate.

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Estonia's digital revolution: a global model of efficiency
Estonia's digital revolution: a global model of efficiency | Digital Nations | GZERO Media

Estonia's digital revolution: a global model of efficiency

In a recent GZERO livestream event presented by Visa, Carmen Raal, a digital transformation advisor and expert from e-Estonia, shared some remarkable insights into the nation's digital transformation. Estonia, often hailed as a digital pioneer, has undergone a profound digitalization process that sets it apart on the global stage. Carmen explained that 99.99% of Estonia’s public services are accessible online, which includes a strong collaboration between the nations’ public and private sectors. Raal points out how this unique partnership has created solutions that are versatile and user-friendly. One example is Estonia's electronic identity and signature system which isn't limited to government use; it extends to online banking across all banks in Estonia.

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Ukraine shows success with long-range drone attacks against Russia
Ukraine's progress in war | Europe In: 60 | GZERO Media

Ukraine shows success with long-range drone attacks against Russia

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics.

How is Ukraine doing in the war?

Well, they seem to be making incremental gains on the ground in the south of Ukraine against the Russian occupation forces. But most spectacular, of course, have been the successes they've had with long-range drone attacks in big numbers, where they have been successful in attacking Russian air bases 700 kilometers away from the territory of Ukraine, causing significant damage to significant Russian assets. That's a new dimension of the war. And it shows that Ukraine has the ability to develop new technology on its own, independent of the very important support that they're getting from Europe and from the United States.

NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldiers clash with local Kosovo Serb protesters

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Kosovo flareups intensify

NATO is deploying additional troops to its peacekeeping mission in Northern Kosovo after clashes with local ethnic Serb protesters on Monday left dozens injured on both sides.

The Balkan backgrounder: Majority-Albanian Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after Serbia waged a brutal war to crush Kosovo’s autonomy. But neither Serbia nor the ethnic Serbian majority in Northern Kosovo recognize Kosovo’s independence.

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NATO unity & how to end war in Ukraine
NATO unity & how to end war in Ukraine | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

NATO unity & how to end war in Ukraine

What a difference a year makes. As the world marks the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Zelensky's military has performed far better against Russia than even some of its staunchest supporters expected when the war began. And Putin's illegal invasion of a sovereign neighbor has rallied the West to Kyiv's cause.

Ian Bremmer is on the ground in Germany for the annual Munich Security Conference to ask world leaders how much further the West is willing to go in its support for Ukraine.

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When Russia is your neighbor:  Estonian PM Kaja Kallas' frontline POV
When Russia is your neighbor | Estonian PM Kaja Kallas' frontline POV | GZERO World

When Russia is your neighbor:  Estonian PM Kaja Kallas' frontline POV

Estonian Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas, knows firsthand the dangers that come with being a frontline state on the Russian border. In 2007, her country was hit by Russian cyber attacks that crippled banks, media outlets, and government institutions for weeks. But being on the receiving end of this new kind of modern warfare has also made the country more resilient. In the years since Estonia has invested a lot in cyber security and can better monitor bad actors seeking to divide their society with digital warfare.

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Europe's new "Iron Lady" Kaja Kallas
Europe's new "Iron Lady" Kaja Kallas | GZERO World

Europe's new "Iron Lady" Kaja Kallas

Kaja Kallas became Estonia’s first female Prime Minister in 2021 and has been called Europe’s new Iron Lady. Since assuming office, she has been one of the strongest voices in Europe condemning Vladimir Putin and Russian aggression. She's also been one of Ukrainian President Zelensky's staunchest supporters. "The war is going much better than we thought a year ago," she tells Ian Bremmer while on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. But she's also aware that the road ahead is full of challenges. "Ukraine has survived and has fought very hard, but to look into the future, how is it going in the future? Do we see any way out of this? It's very hard to say."

Catch Ian Bremmer's full interview with Kaja Kallas on this week's episode of "GZERO World with Ian Bremmer," airing on US public television stations nationwide. Check local listings.

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People run away during an anti-government protest, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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What We’re Watching: Uproar in Sierra Leone, falling US gas prices, Baltic states balk at China

Fracas in Freetown

Sierra Leone on Thursday declared a nationwide curfew and cut access to the internet by 95% amid deadly anti-government protests over inflation. Six cops and 21 civilians have been killed in the West African nation, where about half the population lives under the poverty line. Most Sierra Leonians are struggling to meet their basic needs due to high food and fuel prices, which have jumped 40% in recent months, mainly due to the effect of Russia’s war in Ukraine on global commodities. Such unrest is unusual in Sierra Leone, which has been relatively peaceful and politically stable since its civil war 20 years ago. More broadly, in recent weeks similar protests over the cost of living have also turned deadly across the continent in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. So far the demonstrations have yet to topple an African government, many of which are mired in debt and simply don’t have the cash to offer relief to their citizens. But if food and fuel prices continue to climb, so will levels of civilian desperation.

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