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Baltic States Adjust Their Security Policy
Baltic States Adjust Their Security Policy

Author(s): Kinga Raś
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Baltic states; NATO; Security
Summary/Abstract: Faced with uncertainty about U.S. policy in NATO and U.S.-Russia relations, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have attempted to adapt their security policy to these circumstances. Mainly, this has involved a gradual increase in defence spending and an intensification of activity among the Baltic States after Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The Russian threat to these states remains the dominant determinant of the security policy of the Baltic States, which because of their limited potential in military terms will instead seek to specialise in areas highly relevant to NATO’s ability to deter aggression and respond to new challenges.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English