Since the end of the Cold War, the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have made tremendous political, economic, and military strides.

Consciously deciding to align themselves with the West, all three joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) security alliance in 2004.

Although small in size and population, the Baltic States have become beacons of hope in an increasingly insecure corner of Europe.

Globally, they have also contributed to military and peacekeeping operations in places like Iraq, the Balkans, the Horn of Africa, and Afghanistan.

As the security picture in the Baltic region continues to evolve, how does the legacy of the Cold War impact today’s security challenges in the region?

What new security threats are emerging for countries like Latvia?

How are the Baltics working with each other, the United States, and their NATO allies to address regional security challenges?

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