The Baltic Defence College hosted a one-day conference on Baltic military history on 10th March, 2016. This year the theme was 'From the Great War to the post-Cold War era: The Baltic Region as an international crossroad from 1900 to 2020’.
The aim of the 7th Annual Baltic Military History Conference was to examine the military-political aspects of the Baltic region from a historical perspective. The papers covered a broad chronological timeframe, including the period of the Baltic independence wars, the Second World War, the Cold War, and the more recent events related to Russia's revisionist policies.
A total of 17 guest speakers, representing 7 nations, including the three Baltic states, Germany, Sweden, Poland, and the United States participated in the event. The Baltic Defence College would like to extend its most sincere gratitude and appreciation to all participants in the 7th Annual Conference on Baltic Military History.
The main focus of the annual history conference is on exploring how lessons from the past can offer a guideline to develop a viable defence policy for the wider Baltic region. The exchange of ideas is meant to improve our perception of military history in a broader framework and provide an opportunity to discuss this during the follow-on panel sessions.