Insight into the Riga Dialogue 2021

From September 30 - October 1, 2021, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, European Leadership Network, and Russian International Affairs Council, held an annual Riga Dialogue conference, hosting participants in Riga and online. 

The public debate: "Challenged and Changing Political Leadership in West-Russia Relations" took place on October 1. 


  • Christoph Matschie, Member of the German Bundestag, Deputy Speaker of the working group on Foreign Affairs of the social democratic parliamentary group
  • Victoria Panova, Vice President for International Relations of Far Eastern Federal University (remotely)
  • James Sherr, Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence & Security and Associate Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House
  • Margarita Šešelgytė, Director of Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS), Vilnius University

Moderator: Andris Sprūds, Director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Professor at the Riga Stradiņš University.

For the recording of the discussion, please see the video below:

Photos of the conference, please see here or visit our Facebook or Instagram accounts. 

The "Riga Dialogue" conference gathers high-level policy-makers and experts from the European Union, the United States, Russian Federation, and the neighboring countries aiming to discuss current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security and provide policy recommendations for building a more stable security environment.

This project has been a successful joint endeavor by all partners and participants. And we very much hope to continue our productive dialogue and exchange of ideas for next 2022! 

Publicēts 04. oktobris, 2021