LTC (ret.) Uģis Romanovs M.A. is Research Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and works at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. Additionally he is a faculty member of the Professional Master’s Degree program ‘Military Leadership and Security’ run by the National Defence Academy in Riga. Ugis holds Bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s degree in Military Leadership and Security. Ugis ir retired Lieutenant colonel who started his academic career in 2014. During 20 years of military carrier he has been assigned to various command and staff positions. His main research interest is the Baltic Region military security.