The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) on January 22 launched the publication of the annual Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2020.
“Latvia’s foreign policy environment is and will continue to be constantly changing. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly update and evaluate Latvia’s foreign and security situation and its diplomatic capabilities. The Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook is an annual publication in which the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with foreign policy-makers and experts, continues to analyze Latvia’s international challenges and choices, make recommendations, and inform the public.
“The publication appraises the events and decisions of 2019 and seeks to outline Latvia’s foreign and security policy scenarios and make recommendations for 2020,” said a description of the yearbook.
LIIA director Andris Spruds gave LSM a quick overview of his year’s publication and discussed the ways in which Latvia’s foreign policy awareness and reach has been developing in recent years.
The annual project is supported by the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. It runs to a chunky 222 pages and includes 17 essays by experts plus contributions from Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Rihard Kols and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs.
The yearbook is available in hardback (Latvian) and paperback (English), and will soon be available for download direct from the LIIA website .