Tag Archive: Latvia

NATO decides to ‘troop the colours’ as symbol of deterrence in the Baltics

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The recent NATO commitment to position troops in the Baltic states follows several years of Russian aggression, with NATO previously reluctant to make such a commitment. The move is seen as a symbolic gesture of support for the region; however, the commitment is not seen as a significant challenge to Russia’s military strength and question marks remain about whether it will act as a significant act of deterrence.

Latvia and the CSDP

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In article 26 of our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Edgars Kiukucans looks at Latvia.

The Baltic states: an affirmation of the West

Image credit: Pablo Andrés Rivero

In this article, James Rogers and Luis Simón argue that the Baltic states – as the West’s frontier – must be vigorously supported by the Atlantic Alliance, particularly in the face of Russian aggression and revisionism in Ukraine.

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