Riga Conference 2016 – a reflection

Every year Latvia hosts what is called The Riga Conference. This year was no different. Held in the National Library across the river from the Old Town, invited delegates from the world of diplomacy, think tanks, academia, the military, and political life, gathered to listen and take part in a series of talks focussing on European foreign policy and security.
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