Andris Sprūds, Ilvija Bruģe, Māris Andžāns, Mārtiņš Daugulis, Anda Rožukalne “Latvijas plašsaziņas līdzekļu noturība pret citu valstu vēstījumiem: Krievijas faktors NATO 2016. gada Varšavas samita kontekstā/ Red. Andris Sprūds. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. – 45 p.
The study in the three chapters analyzes message formation practices and information coverage in Latvian and international media with regard to NATO Summit in Warsaw.
Māris Andžāns, Uģis Romanovs. “Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution. Introduction to Ground Robotics” Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016.
The book consists of collection of opinions by various authors from different countries and diverse research backgrounds to provide a multi-faceted review of the development of unmanned ground systems (UGS) in military use from different perspectives – to cover both the retrospective and prospective development of UGS as well as the current issues and challenges from military, technical and legal perspectives. The book underlines two important aspects – the uncontested significance of the technological progress in the military field, and the necessity for the interaction and collaboration of experts from different spheres, as well as the cooperation of governmental and non-governmental sectors to be able to keep up with the military technological progress.
Māris Andžāns. “Afterthoughts of the Riga 2016 China and Central and Eastern European Countries”. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016 – 65 p.
The publication provides a review of the think tanks International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries held in Riga, Latvia on November 4, 2016. It also includes articles from the participants of the Forum expressing assessment and recommendations regarding the China and Central and Eastern European Countries cooperation format, also known as the “16+1” format, and beyond.
Aldis Austers. “National Budgets of Latvia and Estonia: Less Is Not Always Less”. Ed. by Andris Sprūds. – Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. – 39 lpp.
In this research, attention is paid to the Latvian and Estonian revenue policy analysis, including aspects of fiscal discipline. It also assesses the budgetary procedures in both countries. Finally, connection between state budget, population’s trust in government and economic growth risks is analyzed.
Andris Sprūds, Karlis Bukovskis, Ilvija Bruģe. “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017″. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016.
The Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017 aims to contribute to the understanding of Latvia’s foreign and security policy decisions and considerations in 2016, along with opportunities and concerns for 2017. 2016 has been a complex, challenging and dynamic year. Latvia has effectively strengthened its Euro-Atlantic links and further integrated into the Western community. However, the global and regional developments have been creating a challenging canvass for Latvia’s foreign policy. The previous year clearly highlights those fundamental international and regional challenges and tests that will have to be dealt with in 2017.