The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security are pleased to invite you to a virtual public discussion on “ Baltic perspectives on Russia,” in conversation with the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. This event will take place on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT / 13:30 hrs to 14:30 hrs CET.

Russia’s now full-scale invasion of Ukraine marks a turning point in the post-Cold War world order, forcing Europe and the West to urgently reflect and reassess our shared security posture. While NATO allies have reinforced the Alliance’s Eastern flank over the past eight years, the possibility of seeing Europe’s deterrence posture put to the test is now looking more likely than ever. At this important moment in time, it remains especially imperative to engage with those voices directly at Europe’s front lines.

As Russia continues its assault on Ukraine, join us as the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of each of the Baltic states’ parliaments offer their perspectives on the implications of Russia’s aggression and the future of the transatlantic approach toward European security.


H.E. Laima Andrikiené MP
Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Seimas
Parliament of Lithuania

H.E. Rihards Kols MP
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima
Parliament of Latvia

H.E. Marko Mihkelson MP
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu
Parliament of Estonia

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The Europe Center promotes leadership, strategies and analysis to ensure a strong, ambitious and forward-looking transatlantic relationship.

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.