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Event Recap

Mar 29, 2022

What the Baltic presidents want the West to do now against Russia

By Nick Fouriezos

Estonian President Alar Karis, Latvian President Egils Levits, and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, proposed a number of options to counter Russian aggression at an Atlantic Council Front Page event Tuesday.

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The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, hosted a conversation with the three Baltic Presidents on March 29, 2022.  

Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine will have momentous consequences for the transatlantic community and security and defense architecture in Europe for years to come. Eighteen years after the accession of the Baltic states to NATO, Estonian President Alar Karis, Latvian President Egils Levits, and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda joined the Atlantic Council to outline their views on the current situation in Ukraine, its implications for European security, and how NATO should adapt to respond to a fundamentally changed relationship with Russia. 

The Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative presented this live event as part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage  event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders and championing constructive solutions to global challenges.  

An #ACFrontPage event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen Programs and Centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.

Featuring

H.E. Alar Karis

President
Estonia

H.E. Egils Levits

President
Latvia

H.E. Gitanas Nausėda

President
Lithuania

Moderated by

The Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.