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Latvians march to honor soldiers of the Waffen SS unit, known as the Latvian Legion, which fought on the side of Nazi Germany during World War II, Riga, Latvia, March 16, 2008 (AP photo by Roman Koksarov).

Can Latvia Forge a Unified National Identity in the Shadow of Russia?

The Editors Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the major priorities on the global agenda for 2017. For the Report, Matthew Luxmoore talks with Peter Dörrie about how the perceived threat from Russia is fueling tensions in Latvia.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

The Global Agenda for 2017
Why the U.S. Should Prioritize Iraq and UAE Ties Over Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Why Once-Welcoming Countries in Scandinavia Closed Their Borders to Refugees
Taking Stock of Progress, and Setbacks, in Central America’s Fight Against Corruption
How the ‘Russia Threat’ Is Fueling Latvia’s Bitter Identity Politics

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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