Public discussion “Russia’s Defence Policy – Should We Expect Any Changes?”

08.10.2009. 11:09

On October 14, 2009, the Latvian Transatlantic organisation (LATO) together with the Baltic to Black Sea Alliance, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Ministry of Defence of Latvia and the Ministry of Affairs of Latvia organises a public discussion “Russia’s Defence Policy – Should We Expect Any Changes?”

Discussion will be devoted to the topical issues concerning Russia’s defence policy, like, for example, the recent amendment of the Russia’s law on defence, recent large-scale military trainings on the border with Latvia, violations of the EU and NATO airspace by Russia’s military aircrafts as well as Russia’s recent proposal on creating a new security architecture in Europe. It is also planned to discuss the relations between Russia and the U.S. under the Obama administration and the influence of Russia’s recent activities on the security of Europe and the Baltic States.

Speakers:
Ms. Sarmīte Ēlerte, Chairperson of the Baltic to Black Sea Alliance
Dr. Andris Sprūds, Head of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs
Mr. Toms Baumanis, Chairman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation
Mr. Imants Lieģis, Minister of Defence of Latvia
Representative of Latvian MFA (tbc)

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Žaneta Ozoliņa, University of Latvia, Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

The working language of the discussion is Latvian.

Time: October 14, 13:00-14:30
Place: Eiropas māja, Aspāzijas blvd 25, 2nd floor

For more information, please, contact Mr. Maris Cepuritis – maris@lato.lv