On 20th of June 2019, an official book launch of the Baltic Defence College’s (BALTDEFCOL) latest publication titled “NATO at 70 and the Baltic states: Strengthening the Euro-Atlantic Alliance in an Age of Non-Linear Threats” took place in the premises of the College.
The new book covers various aspects of regional security and is published in the framework of BALTDEFCOL’s 20th Anniversary. Several noticeable individuals have contributed to the book making it a valuable and up-to-date reading for political and military leadership and academics interested in developments in a variety of security domains.
Editor of the book, Mr Mark Voyger introduced the book and the scope of its chapters as contribution to recognition of the importance of 70th anniversary of NATO and 15th anniversary of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in NATO and European Union. It was followed by a panel discussion with contribution of Ambassador Eitvydas Bajarunas, Ambassador Grzegorz Kozłowski, Mr James Sherr and Dr Viljar Veebel. All the speakers were also authors of chapters in the book and during their speeches and discussion they covered specific aspects of security within their area of expertise. It was an important encouragement for audience, who was composed of the Ambassadors and Defence Attachés of the nations represented at the College, academic partners, invited guests and BALTDEFCOL Faculty, to study the book.
The event was concluded by Commandant of BALTDEFCOL Major General Andis Dilāns who shared his memories related to those important anniversaries and highlighted the importance of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania membership in both NATO and EU as important aspects of their identity and security. The Commandant recognized the effort and dedication of Mr Mark Voyger in editing the book as an important project connected to the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Defence College as Professional Military Education institution.
The book is available on College’s website.