Latvia’s new State Defense Concept, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers this week (May 24), is an ambitious declaration for a stronger defense buildup. At the same time, it represents a kind of “wish list” just ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) approaching July summit in Warsaw, during which Alliance members are expected to discard their policy of “trust,” in favor of a policy of “deterrence” (Sargs.lv, May 24).
The document, expected to be ratified by the Latvian parliament by October 1, will replace the previous version of the Concept, from 2012. In particular, the updated version now …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation