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.
Is the ‘2 percent’ rule an effective way to measure a member State’s commitment to NATO? Eric Jackson explores how political manipulation in current defence spending misrepresents a nation’s military readiness and suggests a broader definition for security expenditures.
Lessons from Canada’s leadership of NATO’s mission to secure Europe from aerial threats, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
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.
In addition to reinforcing Lithuania’s conventional defence, what are other effective ways of facing hybrid warfare threats? Léo-Paul Jacob explores
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.
Our Program Editors and Research Analysts look at the ongoing threat the Russian state poses to NATO.