Latvian Foreign and Security Policy. Yearbook 2018


The Latvian Institute of International Affairs has published the annual edition of the Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2018, where researchers continue to evaluate Latvia’s international challenges and choices, to inform the public and make recommendations to foreign policy planners and decision-makers.

The Yearbook 2018 aims to raise awareness about the country’s foreign and security policy in the past year and to identify the opportunities and challenges  Latvia will face in 2018. Year 2017 has brought significant improvements to Latvia in its security situation, but at the same time, new international and regional challenges, too. This year also promises to be dynamic and full of opportunities and challenges, therefore Latvia will have to make bold choices in matters of foreign and security policy.

Andis Kudors, Executive Director of the Center for Eastern European Policy Studies, has composed an article with title Latvia-Russia Relations for this publication, where he stresses that “Latvia’s foreign policy in 2018, despite the possible negative ‘informational background’ in Russia, will continue in line with the EU and NATO common understanding of our interests and values, recalling the need for all states to follow the principles of international law, while keeping the door open for possible amelioration of the relationship with Russia”.

The book was published in cooperation with the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

The text of the publication is available here.