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

Lecture “Topical Issues of Moldova’s Foreign Policy” by Victoria Rosa

On Thursday, February 24, at 12.30 (GMT+2) the lecture “Topical Issuesof Moldova’s Foreign Policy” by Victoria Rosa will take place. Victoria Rosa is an expert in international relations, European affairs, security & defence, conflict studies & gender issues, civil society development, with a particular focus on EaP countries, EU,

Applications Open for Masterclasses for Young European Political Leaders!

LATO and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation continue the online masterclasses for socially and politically active youth members – this time at European level. The Masterclasses for Young European Political Leaders will convene online from March 14 until April 10. The masterclasses will include lectures and discussions

Is the Chinese presence in the Baltics Underestimated?

The Chinese presence in Europe and in the Baltics increases year on year. Whereas the presence of Russia has historically been prominent in the Baltics. What kind of tools does China use to increase their influence in the Baltic region? Do Chinese and Russian interests

Is Burden Sharing a Priority Concept in NATO?

Burden sharing amongst NATO allies has high importance as it is a distribution of risks and costs towards achieving a common goal. The 2 % budget threshold is only one measure on how NATO members divide their responsibilities. How has burden sharing evolved amongst NATO

The Three Seas Initative: Bringing Central Europe Up to Speed

Listen to Daunis Auers, Professor of EU Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia and Ian Brzezinski Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council discuss "Three Seas Initiative". “The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) is a Central European lead initiative to accelerate the development of

5 Years Later: the Evolution of Warfare, Disinformation and Cyber Security

5 years ago at the Rīga Conference, Elīna Lange-Ionatamišvili, Senior Expert, NATO StratCom COE and András Rácz, Senior Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations discussed issues related to cyber-security and disinformation. This interview looks at the way that warfare and foreign interference have evolved or

Strategic Considerations in the Eastern Partnership Countries

Many European Union Eastern partnership countries are striving for development and moving closer to the European Union. Nevertheless, they are facing many challenges because of the necessary reforms, popular support, and external and internal challenges. Since they are at the eastern border of the EU,

YATA 25th Anniversary

LATO representative Renate Grudule participated in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association in Brussels. The event was held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. YATA is the leading youth network aim at fostering the transatlantic bond and the values embedded in

Information Space Security Project #BorderResilience

From 1 November to 31 December, the #BorderResilience information space security project is being implemented under the leadership of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO). The project includes four workshops with eight simulation sessions in the eastern border regions of Latvia: in Augsdaugava, Vilaka, Karsava and