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View from Estonia: flaky friends and a neighbour from hell

The Baltic states view the Trump White House with justified fear

Hunched over the wheel of a night bus from Lithuania, our driver stares out at the icy roads that pass through Latvia and up to Estonia, lined on each side by forests and cabins. A drift of fog keeps him squinting through the darkness, left to guess what lies up ahead.

The triumph of Donald Trump has left politicians throughout the Baltic Sea region shrouded in a similarly haunting awareness of the unknown. Much of the world sees the President-Elect as an affront…

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