NATO’s Eastern Flank and Its Future Relationship With Russia


Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern Ukraine unified the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and prompted the allies to beef up defenses. But the process of strengthening the alliance’s Eastern flank is far from over. To complete it, NATO needs to develop a comprehensive, long-term strategy toward Russia based on unity, deterrence, and resilience. That effort is long overdue.

State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovičs in the USA discusses strengthening security and economic cooperation

From 12 October to 16 October, the Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary, Andrejs Pildegovičs, was on a working visit in the United States of America and met with officials from the United States Department of State, Pentagon, the National Security Council, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Congress. Together with the delegation of the Bank of Latvia and the Ministry of Finance, the State Secretary took part in meetings at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Andrejs Pildegovičs also met with members of the Latvian community.