A new publication from the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) takes an original look at the current problems plaguing social media with the dissemination of fake news, propaganda and straightforward lies.
Finnish company Oy Sisu Auto Ab (Sisu Auto) has been declared winner in a tender to supply armored vehicles to the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) for €200 million, but two other bidders have filed complaints, LETA learned.
The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 on, while Germany continues to be the augmenting nation flying out of Ämari Air Base, Estonia, NATO announced December 13.
The IT systems of Latvia's Interior Ministry have been affected by spyware, probably of Russian origin, reported LTV's De facto investigative news show November 25.
Between 26 November and 6 December, military exercises dubbed "Tomahawk patrolling" will be taking place in north-east Latvia, the Latvian Defense Ministry said November 23.
We continue publishing a selection of the Centenary magazine paid for by the Culture Ministry and made by the Satori.lv magazine. This time it's Aivars Madris' look back at spending 20 days in National Guard camp.
More than 40 Latvian soldiers are currently in Norway to participate in the major NATO military training exercise "Trident Juncture", in which some 50,000 troops from NATO member states and partner countries will test their skills.
The Latvian National Armed Forces have received the Stinger air-defense systems purchased from Denmark, the Defense Ministry said October 26.
Latvia's Security Police has detained a retirement-age man on suspicion of spying for Russia, information obtained by the LETA news agency suggested October 22.
The full complement of 47 howitzers bought from Austria have now arrived in Latvia, the Defense Ministry confirmed October 18.
The Meža Mackeviči military facility near Daugavpils, eastern Latvia, is currently hosting the Tomahawk Soaring exercise which includes the participation of Czech, Italian, Polish, Canadian, and Spanish allies.
Latvia's state security service the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB) said October 8 that Russia has in the past launched several cyber-attacks against Latvia.
Should Latvia face a military attack, its inhabitants will have a legal right to armed resistance and to support civil and military partisan movements, according to amendments to National Security Law adopted by the parliament October 4.
Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from geopolitical rumination following the recent Rīga Conference can get a fresh fix of regional security issues in a new publication launched at the event.
One of the chief dates of the Baltic geopolitical calendar, the annual Rīga Conference, takes place later this week.
Montenegro also plans to join the NATO battle group deployed in Latvia, General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told journalists in Riga September 18.
September 17th sees the start of the annual "Detonator" ordnance training taking place at Cekule.
Dr. Andrew A. Michta is Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Fluent in Polish and Russian, Dr. Michta has focused his professional life on international security, NATO and Central Europe and the Baltic States.
Latvia's government on September 11 approved the purchase of the four UH-60M "Black Hawk" helicopters in a deal worth 175 million euros under the Foreign Military Financing Program of the United States of America.
From September 9 until 21, the Latvian Defense Academy is hosting NATO exercises “Steadfast Pyramid 2018” and “Steadfast Pinnacle 2018” in Riga, the Ministry of Defense said September 7.
On August 29, Latvia's Ministry of Defense signed a €16.2 million order for 84mm ammunition for its Swedish-made "Carl Gustav" anti-tank weapons, the ministry has confirmed.
Germany and Belgium are taking over the NATO-led Baltic air policing mission from France, Spain and Portugal this week.
Locals have actively participated in the Namejs 2018 military drills, informing the army over the whereabouts of "invading" soldiers as per an Armed Forces request, Latvia's top military commander Leonīds Kalniņš told LTV August 27.
Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting under way in Latvia on August 20, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is currently conducting a final assessment to decide on the purchase of 4x4 light and medium-range tactical vehicles that meet the operational and technical requirements of the National Armed Forces, the ministry has confirmed in a statement.
Latvian pensions and compensations or their parts not exceeding €382 will be recalculated on October 1, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) said at a news conference August 9, adding that €30 million have been earmarked in the budget for this purpose.
Latvia will build two broadcast towers near the border with Russia and Belarus as part of measures intended to strengthen the country's information space, the government ruled this week behind closed doors.
The air-to-air missile a Spanish Eurofighter patrolling Estonia's skies accidentally launched on August 7 has not landed in Latvia, the Defense Ministry told Latvian Radio August 8.