Discussion this week on "Transatlantic security: from Madrid to Vilnius summit"

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In the framework of the annual Riga Dialogue, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and European Leadership Network is holding a public discussion on September 16 from 17:30 titled: "Transatlantic security: from Madrid to Vilnius summit".

According to the organizers: "Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has been causing concern about the future security situation in the Euro-Atlantic area. It is especially challenging for small countries that are geopolitical neighbors, especially the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea region. During the public discussion, we will discuss the importance of the decisions made at the Madrid summit, the main challenges, and the upcoming scenarios in Ukraine. The panelists will address the most topical and challenging issues regarding the Transatlantic community and identify the most essential homeworks to be done until the next NATO Summit in Vilnius in 2023."


  • Margarita ŠEŠELGYTE, Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University;
  • Sven SAKKOV, Ambassador of Estonia to Finland; 
  • Walter KEMP, Director, Global Strategy against TOC, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime;
  • Tacan ILDEM, Chairman, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies; Former Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, NATO;
  • Robert NURICK, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, Atlantic Council.

Moderator: Kārlis BUKOVSKIS, Acting Director, Latvian Institute of International Affairs.

The Riga Dialogue annually gathers high-level policy-makers and experts from the European Union, the United States, and the neighboring countries aiming to discuss current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security and provide policy recommendations for building a more stable security environment.

We will have a livestream of the event for you here on LSM.

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