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Apocalypse averted although the possibility of chaos lingers

In advance of the parliamentary election in Latvia, there were warnings that this would basically be an existential election in terms of the cou...

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Climate change: global challenge requiring global response

Continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases around the world has caused abnormal and extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts, a...

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The toll of Putin’s wars

By intervening in Syria, annexing Crimea, and sustaining military presence in Eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have ov...

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Christianity: Ukraine might diverge further from the Russian world

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is experiencing troubles in Ukraine. Territory once considered as uncontested land of the Russian Patriarchate...

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China's grand strategy

The first goal of all successive Chinese dynasties throughout the centuries was to gain and maintain control of the heartland (Han), the core of...

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Ireland’s Latvia ambassador: Ireland and Latvia are like-minded partners

As the UK is set to leave the EU, Ireland continues to seek closer ties with the Baltic and Nordic countries. Importantly to the Baltics, Irelan...

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In the Baltics Pope Francis got a break from cleric pedophilia scandals

linas@baltictimes.com   A windy and chilly autumn with downpours descended on the Balti...

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Navigating the Syrian endgame

After a suspiciously sudden conversion, Russian President Vladimir Putin now claims to be worried about the fate of millions of refugees who hav...

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Trump’s gambling problem

At a summit with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki in early July, Russian President Vladimir Putin proved that he remains a master of the tr...

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Good oligarch, bad oligarch

With concern growing in the United States and Europe over Russia’s so-called oligarchs and the money they have stashed abroad, it is worth...

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