Global Peace Index 2022

Global Peace Index 2022 was presented yesterday in Riga. It was only presentation in Baltic States. The Research Director of LATO Dr.Sandis Šrāders concluded after the presentation: "The global and regional security is deteriorating in an unprecedented way to allow saying: there is no time for

The Rīga Conference 2022 ideas are a seed for momentous change

The annual security and foreign policy forum, The Rīga Conference 2022, has closed on October 22. There were 640 participants present with 90 accredited media. The Conference was streamed live in Latvian, English and Russian via Latvian Television, LSM.LV, LMT Straume,, GO3 Latvija. There

Transatlantic Security Initiative II

On June 28, IRI and LATO held a round table discussion to discuss the security of the Baltic Sea region. Special attention was paid to Soft Security issues in Latvia, as well as to the agenda of strengthening NATO's Eastern flank.   LATO Secretary General Sigita Struberga

The Baltic States: 18 years in NATO

On the 29th of March, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will celebrate 18 years of membership in NATO. In 18 years, the entire Baltic region has faced numerous security challenges and currently, we are facing the worst security crisis in Europe since the Cold War. What

Future of Russian Economy

On 24 February Russia launched full-scale military invasion in Ukraine. In response to Russian War against its Western neighbor, Western countries unleashed unprecedented sanctions with the aim to indispose the Russian economy and thus restrain the war. As a result, the Russian economy is directed

“A Restless Embrace of the Past” recognised by CEPS

A Restless Embrace of the Past, a book of scholarly articles by LATO Board Member and former Secretary-General Sandis Šrāders, has been recognised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The collection of scholarly articles was created in the framework of the Baltic Defence College's

Ukraine and NATO: Today’s Lessons for Tomorrow

The Rīga Conference discussion. The war in Ukraine is the most devastating full-scale military invasion of a sovereign country since World War II. It has caused an extremely high number of civilian deaths and suffering, an astounding humanitarian crisis, and created the fastest-growing refugee crisis in

We #StandWithUkraine

Latvian Transatlantic Organisation condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Russian attack is a blatant violation of international law, attack on democracy. Our solidarity is with Ukraine and its people. Ukraine is standing for all Europe’s security and transatlantic values. LATO Chairwomen of the Board Žaneta Ozoliņa also