Jüri Luik is the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia. Before assuming the position June 12, 2017, he worked as the Director of International Centre of Defence and Security. This is his third term as the Minister of Defence (1993-1994 and 1999-2002). He has also served as the country´s Foreign Minister (1994-1995) as well as Ambassador to Moscow, NATO and Washington. Jüri Luik is a valued expert on defence and security policy.