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Stay Home and Prepare for Occupation

... self-explanatory—Russia is an aggressive state that has to be deterred. RAND Corporation Report "Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States Through Resilience" In the very beginning, the authors state that the governments and citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Estonia are facing Russian propaganda and other nonmilitary activities on a daily basis. And that is just a part of a significant and insidious Russian campaign that designed to undermine trust in their institutions, foment ethnic and social ...

21.04.2020

The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

... Union won the parliamentary election, thus putting an end to the constant changing back and forth of power between the social democrats and the conservatives. What is more, the banker Gitanas Nausėda was elected president of the country. Meanwhile, in Latvia, the KPV LV party led by entertainer Artuss Kaimiņš achieved success at the elections to Latvia’s Saeima. However, none of those developments had any noticeable consequences. Thus, the prediction that the political systems in the Baltic states ...

20.01.2020

Russia — Latvia Relations Discussed at the Meeting with Latvian Embassy Leadership

On August 6, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Māris Riekstiņš, Ambassador of Latvia to Russia, and Ineta Celmina, Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission. On August 6, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Māris Riekstiņš, Ambassador of Latvia to Russia, and Ineta Celmina, Counsellor, Deputy Head of ...

07.08.2019

RIAC Takes Part in Riga Dialogue — 2019

... 2019, Riga Dialogue, an annual international high-level expert conference, was held in Riga. The 2019 meeting was devoted to “Crisis Management and Strategic Stability in the Euroatlantic Community”. Traditionally, the meeting was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with the support of international partners, including Russian International Affairs Council. The meeting was attended by experts, diplomats, parliamentarians, and high-ranking officials from a number of European ...

29.05.2019

Andrey Kortunov Meets with Ambassadors of Northern European States

On November 20, 2018, in the Latvian Embassy in Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with ambassadors of the Northern European States. Heads of diplomatic missions of Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia took part in the meeting....

22.11.2018

The New Normal in the Euro-Atlantic Security Order Discussed in Riga

... Dialogue“. On May 22-23, 2018, Riga hosted a regular high-level round-table debate "Riga Dialogue“. This year the meeting focused on the following topic: “The New Normal in the Euro-Atlantic Security Order". The meeting was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with the support of a number of Latvian and international institutional partners, including Russian International Affairs Council. About fifty experts, diplomats, parliamentarians, and high-ranking officials ...

24.05.2018

Meeting with Latvian Diplomats

On April 23, 2018, Maris Riekstins, Latvian Ambassador to Russia, and Ineta Celmina, Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On April 23, 2018, Maris Riekstins, Latvian Ambassador to Russia, and Ineta Celmina, Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission,...

24.04.2018

Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...

11.04.2018

The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... Wales Summit requirements. Warsaw's defence spending is significantly lower than that of Russia, but is still significant to regional stability, especially in light of the procurement of new weapons and military equipment. The contribution of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is minimal: these countries are consumers of security, although still important in terms of their location in the potential theatre of military operations. The bottom line is that Berlin's commitment to the 2/20 target will be of ...

05.10.2017

The Armed Forces of Baltic and Eastern European States

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine The process of the breakup of the USSR into independent states naturally aggravated tensions between the newly formed countries. Unfortunately, political and economic disputes sometimes erupted into ...

05.05.2017
 

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