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Discussion: A Hot-Cold Summer of the Baltic Sea Region

On September 13, 2021, the Ministers of Defence of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland arrived to Latvia, in order to attend the guest day of the Land Force Mechanised Infantry Brigade's Military Training "Namejs 2021", as well as to discuss regional security issues together with the

The Rīga Conference 2021 has concluded

On October 15 and 16 the annual security and foreign policy forum The Rīga Conference 2021 was held. In the span of two days, political leaders and experts from all over the world came together to discuss global issues. The event started with remarks from the

Global Peace Index 2021 Presentation

On October 6 at 10.30 AM (GMT+3) the Latvian Transatlantic Organisaton will host the «Global Peace Index 2021” presentation by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).  This will be the only presentation of this study in the Baltic States. The presentation will be one of

The Rīga Conference 2021 program has been published

The annual security and foreign policy forum The Rīga Conference 2021 will take place on October 15 – 16. This year the event will gather participants both in-person at the National Library of Latvia and online. Its participants will have the opportunity to hear from

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

Future Leaders Forum 2021

The Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum (RC FLF) is a side event of The Rīga Conference. The forum aims to bring together young professionals who are interested in defence and security, foreign policy, and global economic issues. Their participation is based on a few important

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

LATO in SPS Advanced Research Workshop on Resilience in Ukraine

35 subject-matter experts and officials from Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania gathered to discuss current societal vulnerabilities and challenges to resilience building in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The international event consisted of public and closed parts conducted during 19-21 May 2021 in Sumy,

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

The Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy Has Concluded

May 8, 2021 was the last day of the Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy organised by Latvian Transatlantic Organisation and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Baltic States online. During the six weeks of the project, participants from nine countries gained new knowledge in lectures, discussions, and

Russia – Living Its Own Story

Ever since the sudden 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Russia’s future and the actions of its take-charge leader Vladimir Putin have remained prominent topics within the international community. While initially expected by Western leaders to become a flourishing and proper democracy, Russia’s has proven