BSF at the U.S. Congress

BSF at the U.S. Congress

By BSF Team in Activities | March 12, 2023

The Baltic Security Foundation co-hosted an event at the Congress of the United States of America on China’s influence in the Baltic Sea region. The event was made possible together with The Jamestown Foundation and JBANC. The event was opened by co-chair of the House Baltic Caucus Representative Don Bacon.

In the first part of the event, Glen E. Howard, Roger W. Robinson Jr., Olevs Nikers and Dimon Liu discussed the book “Between Brussels and Beijing: Transatlantic Response to Chinese Presence in the Baltic Sea. The discussion was moderated by Otto Tabuns.

View the opening address and the first discussion in the following link:

The book is a collaboration between the Baltic Security Foundation and the Jamestown Foundation, and has been made possible with the support of BAFF - Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.

In the concluding part of the event, The Bush School of Government & Public Service graduate students Rebekkah Chatham and Emily Ashbridge presented the research of six American students on the Latvian case of NATO Eastern Flank security.

The research, supervised by Prof. Gabriela Marin Thornton and advised by the Baltic Security Foundation, was made possible by the BSF’s Transatlantic Security Exchange. The report was discussed with the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America Maris Selga, as well as the embassy’s Defense Counsellor Airis Rikveilis.