Episode 1: International Law and Multilateral Diplomacy Today

We are pleased to continue a great tradition and host H.E. President Egils Levits for the opening Riga Security Forum 2022 conversation. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Karlis Bukovskis, Acting Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs.

Episode 2: Europe's Energy Security: Reliable or not?

The second #RSF2022 conversation is on Europe's Energy Security. Panelists: Dr. Frank Umbach, Head of Research at the EUCERS and EUCERS, University of Bonn and NATO consultant on energy security as well as Mr. Reinis Āboltiņš, Senior energy expert.

Episode 3: Secure data connectivity for future networks 5G/6G: The role of ecosystems

The third #RSF2022 conversation is on secure data connectivity and the role of ecosystems. Panelists: Jesper Olsen, Director and Chief Security Officer in Northern Europe, "Palo Alto Networks; Evijs Taube, Board member at Latvian State Radio and Television Centre; Kaspars Pollaks, Head of Business Area Defence and Public Safety, LMT and Kristiāns Teters, IT Security Specialist, CERT.lv. The conversation is moderated by Julia Gifford, Co-Founder at "Truesix" and communication specialist, and Neils Kalniņš, Director of 5G Techritory, Electronic Communications Office (ECO) of Latvia.


Episode 4: Digital Resilience of Ukraine 

Digital infrastructure has become one of the main pillars of Ukraine's resilience. During the upcoming debate we discuss several issues concerning digital resilience versus conventional warfare. Panelists: George Dubinskiy, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation; Olesya Zaluska, Chief of Party in Ukraine, USAID Competitive Economy Program (CEP); Anatoly Motkin, President of StrategEast; and Elena Krukovskaya, Chief Operations Officer, Exadel. The discussion is moderated by Uģis Lībietis, Associated researcher at LIIA and Journalist at Latvian Radio.

Episode 5: How to make the Eastern Neighborhood stable, secure and prosperous? Part I

For the next episode Reinhard Krumm, Director at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Baltic States, together with Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), discusses the latest trends and opportunities towards the Eastern Neighborhood region.

The audio version is also available on "Apple Podcasts" and "Spotify".

#RSF2021 episodes, please see below

Episode 11: 
"Transatlantic Security and Deterrence." Part One

The final episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021 podcast sessions is divided into two high-level conversations. For the first part of the discussion, Mārtiņš Vargulis transatlantic security issues from the NATO perspective will discuss with Baiba Braže, NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy.

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Episode 10: "Transatlantic Security and Deterrence." Part two

The final episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021 podcast sessions is divided into two high-level conversations. For the second part of the conversation, Mārtiņš Vargulis transatlantic security issues from the national perspective discussed with Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia.


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Episode 9: "Climate and Energy: Perspectives of the Capital"

What is Riga's potential for reducing energy consumption, and how do we manage to keep pace with other major European cities? In the special episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021, we talk to Mārtiņš Staķis, Mayor of Riga! The talk is moderated by Reinis Āboltiņš, Energy expert, Ph.D. researcher at RTU.

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Episode 8: "European Foreign and Security Policy: Challenges and Developments"

During the eighth episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021, European Foreign and Security Policy Challenges and Developmentsbeing are being discussed. Karlis Bukovskis, Deputy Director at the LIIA, talks to Sandra Fernandes, Professor at the Minho University and Researcher at the Research Centre in Political Science, Portugal.

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Episode 7: "The (Im)probability of European Security Architecture? EU and Russia"

Among the experts, we have Mark Galeotti, Principal Director at the Mayak Intelligence, Honorary Professor at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies, and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and Marcin Terlikowski, Head of International Security Programme in the Polish Institute of International Affairs. The talk is moderated by Imants Lieģis, a Senior Fellow at the LIIA, Former Latvian Diplomat and Defense Minister.

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Episode 6: "Security Outlooks of the Big Power Era"

With the sixth episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021, we begin discussing the conventional security challenges! For your attention, we have Bobo Lo, Independent Analyst and Nonresident Fellow at Lowy Institute. Julia Voo, Cyber Fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and moderator, Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of the Asia program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs.

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Episode 5: "Climate and energy security: choosing sustainable ways to make the best of it"

The fifth episode of the Riga Security Forum 2021 is dedicated to climate and energy security issues. Discussion participants: Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy and Climate, IFRI; Kira Vinke, Head of Center for Climate and Foreign Policy, DGAP; Edmunds Cepurītis, Chairman of the committee, Riga City Council. Moderator, Reinis Āboltiņš, Energy expert, Ph.D. researcher, RTU.


Episode 4: "The future of cyberspace(s) and cyber(in)security"

For the fourth Riga Security Forum 2021 episode Māris Andžāns, Senior Researcher at the LIIA, talks to Nicolás Pascual de la Parte, Ambassador at Large for Cybersecurity and Hybrid Threats, Spain.

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Episode 3: "Women, Peace and Security agenda and international crisis"

The third discussion of this year's Riga Security Forum. Elizabete Vizgunova, an associate researcher at the LIIA, talked to Kristine St-Pierre, Director at The WPS Group Canada, gender equality and women, peace and security adviser, researcher, and trainer.

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Episode 2: "Societal Security: Diversity and Intergenerational Perspectives"

This is the second discussion of this year's Riga Security Forum Podcast Seasons: "Societal Security: Diversity and Intergenerational Perspectives." Discussion participants: Valdis Zatlers, President of the Republic of Latvia (2007-2011), and Natālija Knipše, UN Youth Delegate of Latvia. The discussion is moderated by Sintija Broka, Researcher at the LIIA.

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Episode 1: "Global Security and Democracy in the Shadow of a Pandemic"

This is the first high-level discussion of this year's Riga Security Forum Podcast Seasons: "Global Security and Democracy in the Shadow of a Pandemic". Traditionally, the event is opened by H.E. Egils Levits, President of Latvia, and Prof. Andris Sprūds, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and Professor at the Riga Stradiņš University.

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