The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Ideas and Personalities

288 pages


Potjomkina, Diana, Andris Spruds, Valters Scerbinskis. The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Ideas and Personalities. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016.

The upcoming centennial of Latvia’s statehood provides an important occasion to reflect on the country’s international achievements and offer a self-critical look at what remains to be done. This publication identifies main currents in Latvia’s foreign policy thinking and the most remarkable individuals that contributed to shaping them. A team of local and foreign experts reviews key ideational trends in Latvia’s foreign policy during the Interwar period and today, as well as assesses the trajectories of thinking during the periods of exile and regaining independence.

This project was made possible thanks to support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia The project was completed in cooperation with National Information Agency LETA.

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