The second episode of the Riga Security Forum explores the European Union's strategic autonomy and its limitations.
The episode, titled "The US Cannot Afford to Protect the EU. Why Does the EU Need Protection?" features Professor Przemysław Piotr Żurawski vel Grajewski, Political Scientist at the University of Łódź and Professor Michael Kimmage, Ordinary Professor and Department Chair, Catholic University of America. The conversation is moderated by Dr. Reinhard Krumm, Director of FES Baltic States.
The discussion explores the complex dynamics of international security and diplomacy, focusing on the European Union's need for defense and the role of the United States in providing it.
The discussion of Reinhard Krumm with Przemysław Piotr Żurawski vel Grajewski and Michael Kimmage is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTNJNgSlHxU&t=405s
The Riga Security Forum brings together international experts in security, politics, technology, education, and defense. In a series of freely available podcasts, the Forum's interlocutors explore issues of global significance through political self-reflection and, by answering uncomfortable questions, strengthen mutual understanding in building a safer future. This year's theme is "How European is European Security?".
A new audio and video episode will be published in English and Latvian every week for two months till the end of December. The conversations will be held on two levels, touching on both the "traditional" or conventional dimensions of security and the "unconventional" or non-conventional security challenges.
In the next episode on November 14, Arkady Moshes and Ian Anthony will discuss "The Alliance of Sanctioned Nations: Impact and Implications." The discussion will be moderated by Karlis Bukovskis, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs.
The discussions are freely available on the website: www.rigasecurityforum.liia.lv, on the LIIA social media accounts, and on Apple and Spotify platforms.
The project is the result of a successful collaboration between the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, NATO Public Diplomacy Department, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Baltic States, Embassies of the United States, Poland, Canada and Spain in Latvia, as well as international defense, security and aviation lifecycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions provider Patria, Riga Graduate School of Law Riga and 5G Techritory platform.
The Riga Security Forum’s information partners are “The Baltic Times”, Latvian unified news portal lsm.lv, eng.lsm.lv, replay.lv and TV4 Latvija.
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