On May 26, Director of the Center for International Studies Gunda Reire participated in the public discussion “Latvia and the Unted States: Building Bridges Across a Changing Landscape” organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. The event included a presentation of the new LIIA book “Latvia and the United States: Revisiting a Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment”.
Latvia and the United States: Revisiting a Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment/ Ed. by Andris Spruds, Diana Potjomkina. – Riga: Latian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. – 232 p.
This is a book about building bridges and strengthening the partnership between Latvia and the United States. The publication Latvia and the United States: Revisiting the Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment continues the tradition of a thorough and regular re-assessment of bilateral engagement between the two nations. The publication starts with an analysis of relations in a wider historical and regional context and further deals with security and defence matters and cooperation; economic cooperation; as well as trajectories of people-to-people diplomacy and the important role of Latvian diaspora in the United States. A team of prominent Latvian and US experts contribute their assessment of the last several years in Latvian-US relations and present recommendations for the future.
This book is published by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with SJSC Latvian Railway, the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America and SIA Pata AB, the European Crabbing Association, and the American Latvian Association.
Review of the book by Dr.hist. Valters Ščerbinskis (in Latvian).