Presentation of the report: "Chinese Informational Influence in the Baltics"

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs kindly invites you to the presentation of the report: "Classic Cleavages in New Light: Chinese Informational Influence in the Baltics." The presentation was held on March 6, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:15 at the AC Hotel by Marriott Riga, Dzirnavu Street 33, Riga.

The report is available here.

Discussion recording is available here.

Speakers:

  • Baiba Braže, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
  • Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa Čerenkova, Head of the Asia Research Programme at the LIIA.
  • Tomas Jermalavicius, Head of Studies and Research Fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security, Estonia. 
  • Dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas, Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University and Associate Expert at the Eastern Europe Studies Centre. 

The report is based on nationwide surveys conducted by the Eastern Europe Studies Center - EESC (Lithuania) in partnership with the Latvian Institute of International Affairs - LIIA (Latvia) and the International Center for Defense and Security - ICDS (Estonia). The aim was to assess the susceptibility and resilience of the societies of the three Baltic states to the Chinese influence in the information domain. The report calls for strengthening resilience of the Baltic states' societies to economic coercion and, most importantly, their self-confidence in the ability of small democratic states to protect their fundamental values and interests through coalition-building and active foreign policymaking.

The report is prepared with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

Publicēts 05. marts, 2024