Latvia and the United States: A New Chapter in the Partnership


The research has been carried out by the Centre for East European Policy Studies with the participation of a broad circle of experts including Paul Goble, writer and analyst, Damon Wilson, Vice-president of the Atlantic Council (the US), Airis Rikveilis, expert in security policy issues, Reinis Aboltins, researcher at the Centre for Public Policy Providus, Andris Spruds, Director of  Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Ainars Lerhis, Chairman of the board, and Andis Kudors, Executive director of the Centre for East European Policy Studies (CEEPS), etc. The research has been edited by Ivars Indans, candidate for a doctor’s degree at the University of Latvia Faculty of Economics and Management.

The research states that, although the attention of the US toward the Central and Eastern Europe has decreased because of the global changes ongoing in the world, the research authors both in Latvia and the US have detected a number of interaction points where the cooperation can be not only maintained, but also expanded and deepened.

The research has been carried out with the support on the part of Rietumu Bank’s Charity Fund, American Latvian Association, Freeport of Riga and Latvian Embassy to the US.

The research is available here.