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

Moldova – Perspectives and Challenges

Moldova currently is at a crossroads between a pro-European approach represented by the current President Maia Sandu and a pro-Russian approach represented by its former President Igor Dodon. A changing international landscape, such as a progressive rapprochement between the EU and the East, may offer

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

Lecture by Burcu San: Role of NATO in the Baltic Sea Region

Every week participants of the Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy have an opportunity to gain knowledge about important issues concerning the Baltic Sea region. Last week our participants were greeted by a special guest - Burcu San, Director of Operations, Operations Division, NATO - with