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🌟 Attention young movers and shakers of the Baltic States! 🌟   🚀 Are you passionate about shaping the future of Europe? Eager to dive into the world of politics and security? Ready to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from today's leaders? Then we've got an

The Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum 2023

Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is an important part of The Rīga Conference that takes place annually just before the Conference. It is one of the key side events of the Conference and is aimed at young professionals, under 35 years old, with interest in international

Panel discussion “Is Belarus lost to the West?”

In 2020 people of Belarus visibly demonstrated their need for a liberal and democratic future through widespread protests which led to the imprisonment of more than 1300 individuals. Since then the situation has become even more strenuous as the state has doubled down on supporting

The Rīga Conference 2023, the annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence announces the launch of a series of side events.

Open Admission Day (October 19), hosted at the National Library of Latvia and online warmly welcomes everyone interested in security and foreign policy to discussions on sustainability, and technology, the Sino-Russian Axis, defence cooperation between Latvia and the United States, sustainable business transformation, transatlantic trade

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