The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs. Activities and Personalities

288 pages


Spruds, Andris, Valters Scerbinskis, Diana Potjomkina. The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs. Activities and Personalities. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2017.

Much has been written about the international events in which Latvia participates. However, has sufficient attention been paid to Latvia itself – how we adopt foreign policy decisions, who participates in this process and with what powers, how we order different priorities, why we react to international challenges in a specific way and not otherwise, how we defend our interests and why we use specific strategies to do so? The aim of this book is to analyze Latvia as a subject of international relations – a country that actively shapes the world around it. We also pay attention to the actors who worked on these activities.

This publication and public debates have been supported by the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

The respective authors are accountable for the content of individual articles. The opinions expressed by the authors should not be construed as representing  those of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, project supporters or partners,  other government institutions or entities.

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