Samantha Power gave her final speech as US Ambassador to the United Nations at the Atlantic Council on January 17, outlining the threat that Russia poses to the rules-based international order and what must be done to address that threat.
While the entire world carefully watches how 2017 unfolds, especially developments between the White House and the Kremlin, the Baltics are among those with the most finely-tuned binoculars. Worst-case scenarios may be simply hypotheses for debate in other countries, but in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania they are part of daily geopolitical calculations as the Baltics navigate a very fine line of making sure their allies stay on high alert for Russian interference without portraying themselves as unduly alarmist or vulnerable.
In this episode, host Teri Schultz speaks to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs about the speculation that one of the Baltics may become the theater for “World War III.”
Read more at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/latvia-heads-into-2017-relying-on-its-own-mettle-and-nato-metal.