In the northeastern region of Europe, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, are three small but critical NATO member-states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Referred to collectively as the Baltic states, these countries are members of the European Union and have played an important role in NATO since they joined the alliance in 2004. Read More…
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
A detailed look at state-security practices and their relationships with NATOs defence enhancement strategy in the context of the political war between the West and the East.
The Sukwali Gap is described as point of vulnerability that would risk isolating Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from its NATO allies if seized by Russia. Recent exercises by NATO forces along this border underscore the need to expand defence operations beyond physical geography.
As Canada continues to prepare for leading a major NATO mission in Latvia. Here are 6 things you should know.
Léo-Paul Jacob discusses the various aspects of Estonia’s military defence, and how the country’s defence league reinforces its security.
As Canada gears up to lead major NATO operations in the Baltics, what is at stake for involved actors?
Who controls the Baltic Sea? Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the naval forces present in the region and of Russia’s A2/AD strategy in Kaliningrad
Russia’s new human rights ombudsman promises to defend Russians abroad and fight subversion at home.
Drazo Kraishnik analyzes the geopolitical influence of Russia in the Baltics.