Author: Kristaps Celmins

Three Seas Initiative

Three Seas Initiative is a regional platform by 12 EU member states, located between 3 seas – Baltic, Black and Adriatic. The platform is meant for fostering cooperation and investment in Central and Eastern European. Three Seas Initiative is comparatively a new project, only being

Resilience in the Spotlight

Resilience like many other things can be considered a buzzword. Resilience is being discussed in NATO, in the European Union, as well as many nations are drafting their own resilience strategies and concepts. Recent events, such as, COVID-19 and Suez Canal blockage, reminded countries to

Value of the Voice of Youth

There is a lot of talk that youth involvement and education are essential for shaping the future, so more and more institutions are trying to introduce a youth perspective. If we are speaking not only regionally but also internationally, several organisations also offer different programmes

Problems and Misconceptions of Israel-Palestine Conflict

The confrontations across Israel-Palestine are well on the way to becoming one of the worst spasms of violence there in recent memory. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a long and complex history, however over the last few weeks the violence has escalated bringing it to the

EU-US Relationship – What’s Next?

Over the last few years, discussions on the future of the EU-US relationship have become increasingly important. Even though a new administration has taken over some questions have lingered. Where does the EU-US relationship stand? Can we say that there is a unilateral understanding within

Protests in Belarus – Rebellious Spirit

   More than 200 days have passed since Belarus held its presidential elections. A significant part of the international community does not recognize the results of this election. The Belarusian regime and its society are also under disagreement on the issue. The people of Belarus demand

Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy has Started!

March 27th marked the opening of the Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in a close cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Baltic States. Young leaders were greeted by Prof Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman of the Board of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation,