Aap Neljas


Current position


Senior researcher, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Tallinn


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E-mail:  aap.neljas@gmail.com


Personal History: Born in Tallinn, Estonia 16.08.1967



Education


2001 – M.A. in Political Science, Tartu University
1992 – M.A. in Law, Tartu University


Professional experience


2011–2016 Counsellor in Policy Planning Divison, Political Department, Estonian Foreign Ministry
2008–2011 Diplomat, Estonian Embassy in Washington, USA
2003–2008 Counsellor and director in Analysis Division, Policy Planning Departement, Estonian Foreign Ministry
2002–2003 Member of Parliament (Riigikogu)
2000–2002 Counsellor to the Minister of Regional Affairs
1999 Freelance foreign policy analyst, Radio Free Europe Estonian Service
1995–1999 Head of the Riigikogu Delegation to Western European Union Assembly
1992–1999 Member of Parliament (Riigikogu)
1991 Diplomat, Estonian Permanent Representation to the United Nations, New York
1991–1992 Counsellor in Department of International Organizations, Estonian Foreign Ministry


Research interests


Estonian foreign and security policy
US Foreign and Security Policy
EU CFSP & CSDP
Global issues


Publications


  1. Neljas, Aap. Incorporation and Implementation of Human Rights in Estonia. – International Human Rights Norms in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. Ed. Scheinin, M. London, Boston, The Hague: Martinus Nijoff Publications, 1996.
  2. Neljas, Aap. The Enlargement of the European Union and Challenges to the Estonian Accession. – A Response to Agenda 2000 Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 1998.
  3. Neljas, Aap. Kosovo, Yugoslav Civil War, the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and the Development of the Baltic States. – Estonia and the European Union. Ed. Peeter Vares. Tallinn: Institute of International and Social Studies/ Euro University, 1999.
  4. Neljas, Aap, Müüripeal, Evelyn. Kultuuriautonoomia. – Eesti rahvaste raamat. Rahvusvähemused, -rühmad ja killud. Ed. J. Viikberg. Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus, 1999. (The Book of Estonian Nationalities: Article: Cultural Autonomy in Estonia)
  5. Neljas, Aap. Tsivilisatsioonide konflikt ja maailmatsivilisatsioon. – Vikerkaar nr. 7, 1999. (Article: Clash of Civilizations and the Development of World Civilization)
  6. Neljas, Aap. Ameerika uus sõda. – Vikerkaar nr. 10, 2001. (Article: America’s New War)
  7. Neljas, Aap, USA välispoliitiliste hoiakute muutumine XXI sajandi alguses. – Eesti Välispoliitika Aastaraamat 2003. Ed. Andres Kasekamp. Tallinn, 2003. (The Estonian Foreign Policy Yearbook 2003: Article: Changes in US Foreign Policy in the Beginning of the 21st Century)
  8. Neljas, Aap. Joseph S. Nye on the future of American power. – Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yearbook 2003. Tallinn, 2004.
  9. Neljas, Aap. The lonely coming of a post-modern Europe. – Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yearbook 2004. Tallinn, 2005.
  10. Neljas, Aap. Hiina tõus ja kaasaja maailm: kas Hiina tõus viitab ammu ennustatud Õhtumaa allakäigule? – Diplomaatia nr. 10 (oktoober), 2012. (Article: The Rise of China and Modern World)

Language skills


Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian

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