Sandis Sraders is a researcher and lecturer at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia on Russian military and strategic studies. He has served as Secretary General of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) from 2007 until 2014 and assumed the role of a Board Member of LATO since 2014. Dr. Sraders has been the project coordinator for the German Marshall Fund of the United States in the Baltic States (2013-2015). His responsibility was accumulating the intellectual capital for the Latvian Presidency at the EU Council in 2015. Dr. Sraders was responsible for expert selection and meetings as well as the final publication addressing the EU’s Eastern Partnership. One of his recent positions was Director of Strategic Projects, Sales, and Advertising at Latvijas Radio (2018–2019). Dr. Sraders academic interests include Russia foreign and security studies, US foreign policy, as well as role of small states in international affairs and the global political economy.