In Depth: Latvia

1 Mar 2018

In an Era of Geopolitical Uncertainty, Lithuania Inspires

While threatened by a hostile Russia, Lithuania is clear-headed, engaged, and determined. Its leadership understands what it’s up against, and it has the will to defend itself.
11 Sep 2017
23 Aug 2017

Denying the Kremlin a Monopoly on the Airwaves

Latvia and Estonia's broadcast efforts to reach and continue to integrate Russian minorities into the mainstream is a security imperative as learned in Crimea and Donbas.
9 Aug 2017

Baltic States Begin Negotiations on Common LNG Market

The Baltic Times. Latvia. 02:44 PM EDT
7 Aug 2017
2 Aug 2017
26 Jul 2017
31 Mar 2017
22 Jul 2016
21 Jun 2016

Latvia’s Push for a NATO Naval Base

NATO doesn’t yet have a permanent naval base in the Baltic Sea, but as tensions with Russia escalate, Latvia is hoping the alliance will take over the former Soviet base in its port city, Liepaja.
2 Jun 2016

Latvia Signs Agreement to Become 35th Member of OECD

The Baltic Times. Latvia. 11:49 AM EDT
17 Mar 2016
19 Feb 2016

Refugees Resettling in Latvia

Latvia has little experience with refugees, but it will accept around 500 in the next two years. The question is will they stay?
14 Jan 2016
8 Jan 2016
18 Sep 2015

Latvia in Focus: National Security Options for the Baltic states

New Eastern Europe. Poland. 11:36 AM EDT
28 Aug 2015

Latvia Considering a Fence on Eastern Border

News ERR. Estonia. 10:30 AM EDT
21 Aug 2015

Estonia and Latvia Planning a Burqa Ban

Baltic Review. 11:14 AM EDT
27 Jul 2015

Is It Time for a New Welles Declaration?

On the 75th anniversary of the Welles Declaration, when the US vowed not to recognize Moscow's occupation of the Baltic States, it’s worth asking whether it’s time for another one for Crimea.
4 Jun 2015
27 May 2015

Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse

The Jamestown Foundation. United States. 03:37 PM EDT
27 Apr 2015
17 Apr 2015

The Nordic Battlegroup, Ready and Willing

Seven European countries bordering the North and Baltic Seas have contributed soldiers to a newly formed rapid response military force.
27 Mar 2015

Responding to Kremlin Propaganda in the Baltics

While the EU ponders a strategy to respond to Kremlin propaganda, Estonia and Latvia, with Nordic help, are moving forward with their own Russian-language programming.
26 Mar 2015
18 Mar 2015
1 Mar 2015

Bully in the Baltics: The Kremlin’s Provocations

While the Baltic states built up their defenses after the Cold War to fortify themselves against Russia, Sweden adapted massive military cuts that could now leave the entire region vulnerable.

Lithuanian Energy Freedom: Will the US Help?

Lithuania has spent years freeing itself from Russia’s energy racket. All it needs now is a reliable, long-term supply of natural gas. The US should adjust its export limits and help.
12 Jan 2015
6 Jan 2015

Latvia Takes Over EU Presidency

The Prague Post. 11:09 AM EST
5 Jan 2015

Russia and the Baltics: Once Friend, Now Foe

There was a brief moment when the independence of Baltic states had no greater allies than Russia and its leader. Nearly twenty-five years later, it has no greater enemy.
16 Dec 2014
12 Dec 2014