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NATO: Back to the Future 

Author:Māris Andžāns

Georgia's moving closer to NATO is not compatible with good relationship between NATO and Russia. If Georgia joins the alliance, the relationship may become reminiscent of the Cold War. Read

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Neither Multiculturalism, nor Nationalism 

Author:Ksavjē Lands

In a context of growing social inequalities, there are more urgent and important tasks than trying to preserve or enforce national or minority culture. Read

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War and vacation in Europe 

Author:Mārtiņš Mūrnieks

The unified position taken by the Baltic States, Poland and Ukraine has marked out a new form of cooperation that is dictated by the actual events. This can be seen as a good starting point for coming together to seek out ways of reducing the split between European countries, and convincing them about the seriousness of current situation. Read

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Subversion of Democracy? 

Author:Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

There is convincing evidence that political connections are pervasive in Latvia and that they provide benefits to the connected firms. This implies that the risk that our democracy is a mere 'façade' is too high to be ignored. Read

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He Died. Because We Failed To Protect Him 

Author:Dita Arāja

Until the relevant political officials find a way of protecting children in a preventive way, we will continue to lose children from time to time. Read

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Speaking for the Voiceless 


On top of being a good futurologist, the ombudsman for future generations will also have to specify what the future generations would be entitled to expect from us. Read

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We can only go upwards 

Author:Viktors Makarovs

For the European Union there is no alternative but to work with Russia as it is, not trying to pretend it is something different. Read

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A Better Plan B 

Author:Dace Akule

No matter what next steps are taken, it is clear that the Irish No vote is a repeated lesson to the leaders of national and EU institutions that it is no longer possible to take decisions for people without explaining them to people and then being surprised when people ‘do not get it right’. Read

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The Modern Village Bobby 

Author:Rita Ruduša

Community policing is not about 'cops and robbers', it is not a Hollywood gangster movie. Police are a part of the community. Read

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Author:Pjotrs Macejs Kačinskis

The ratification process of the Lisbon Treaty was much smoother than expected. The referendum in Ireland is the test for the treaty. Read