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Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on June 28, 2018.

Estonia is making it easy for people to get ‘e-residency,’ and it’s offsetting a dangerous demographic time bomb

Estonia and many other Eastern European countries face economic problems due to a demographic time bomb caused by falling birth rates. Unlike its neighbors, Estonia has offset some of these pressures through an e-residency program, which is growing faster than the country's population.
A Spanish air force Eurofighter Typhoon trails a US Marine Corps KC-130J to receive fuel as part of a bilateral fixed-wing air-to-air refueling training near Morón Air Base, Spain, July 13, 2017.

A Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile near the border with Russia — and they still can’t find it

The jet was deployed to Lithuania as part of a regular Baltic air-policing mission, and the missile was fired after a routine training exercise over southeast Estonia, which borders Russia.
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge, Michigan, practices landing on a un-operational, austere runway in Haapsalu, Estonia, during Saber Strike 18, June 7, 2018.

Air Force A-10 Warthogs are back in the Baltics, practicing for rough landings close to the Russian border

In 2016, US Air Force A-10s practiced landing on highways in Estonia for the first time since 1984. This month, the A-10s are back in the Baltics, practicing their ability to land and take off in rough environments.
Peter Vesterbacka.

The former ‘mighty eagle’ of the company behind ‘Angry Birds’ wants to build a $15 billion tunnel from Finland to Estonia

Vesterbacka is a big name in the mobile gaming world, but he has his sights on a much bigger industry.
U.S. navy marines take a break during annual recurring multinational, maritime-focused NATO exercise BALTOPS 2017, near Ventspils, Latvia, June 6, 2017.

NATO made one of its biggest policy shift in decades to send a message to Russia

NATO will begin using cyberweapons in its military operations, a notable shift in its policy, which has traditionally only used such weapons defensively.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko awards Russian servicemen during the Zapad 2017 war games in Belarus, September 20, 2017.

Russia practiced electronic warfare on its own troops during a massive military exercise this year

"The amount of jamming of their own troops surprised me," Estonia's military-intelligence chief said. "It was at a level we haven’t seen."

Estonia has frozen its popular e-residency ID cards because of a massive security flaw

Estonian citizens rely on the cards to vote and for banking.
US soldiers at a welcoming ceremony for US-led NATO troops near Orzysz, Poland, April 13, 2017.

Troops in Europe are jumping in lakes and wrapping their phones in condoms to thwart Russian hackers

The incidents began in January when NATO troops noticed contacts missing from their phones.

Lithuania is building a border fence amid Russia fears — even though it would do little to stop an invasion

Lithuania began construction on a partial border wall with Russian territory, seeking a buffer between it and what is seen as a more aggressive Russia.

Watch Air Force A-10s practice takeoffs and landings on a highway in Estonia

The Thunderbolts are Estonia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and while there they took part in a revived Cold War-era exercise.