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

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

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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The Global Agenda for 2017

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