Baltic Security Foundation established to promote regional defense synchronization

  • 2019-07-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Baltic Security Foundation (BSF) was officially established this week with the goal to promote and foster Baltic regional defense and security, BSF representatives informed LETA.

Olevs Nikers, president of the BSF, is an analyst at the Jamestown Foundation, and Otto Tabuns is the BSF director. The BSF has been established on the basis of the Baltic Security Strategy Project, which was led by Nikers and Tabuns.

The objectives of BSF are to raise awareness of Baltic defense and security matters among allied and regional partners, organize and facilitate Baltic security expert cooperation through designated instruments of financial and administrative support, provide and facilitate Baltic security policy analysis and advice for Baltic and allied stakeholders, foster Baltic security and defense synchronization through discussion and legislation, and strengthen local Baltic expertise and raise national think tank capacity.

The BSF works as a cluster of Baltic defense and security experts, professionals and think tanks, organizing activities that involve at least three Baltic states, and as an instrument for attraction of financial resources to maintain and facilitate activities which support objectives of the BSF.

The primary focus of the BSF activity is the Baltic Sea region within the Euro Atlantic framework.

The BSF is a non-profit organization which operates on the concluding cooperation agreements with Baltic think tanks and individual experts. Partnership is open for all governmental and private institutions, as well as individual experts that support the goal and objectives of the BSF.