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Uyghurs: Victims of mankind’s apathy?

Until the year 2018, most people in Europe or the United States had never heard of the Chinese Muslim minority group with the odd-sounding name of Uyghur…

Latest News: 25 October – 4 November 

Latest News: 25 October – 4 November…


5th China-Central and Eastern Europe Countries 17+1 High-Level Tourism Forum

On the 23rd of October, the 5th China-Central and Eastern Europe Countries 17+1 High-Level Tourism Forum took place in Riga, Latvia. 


China – U.S. Trade War

For more than a year now a trade war has been raging between the two most powerful markets in the world- the U.S. and China.



Huawei’s 5G Tech: Another struggle between the West?

The Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro were released in China last month with phones likely to be released around the world next month.

Eastern Europe – The Key to China’s BRI Policy

Three weeks ago, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi finished a week-long tour of three Eastern European countries..



We’re all contributors in the global expansion of the New Silk Road

Dozens of nations across Eurasia have chosen to join China’s ambitious infrastructure and trade model over Transatlantic funding.


Meridian Highway: Chinas BRI attracts Russia to Participate

China’s Belt and Road initiative strengthening ties across Eurasia has increasingly attracted..

Russia´s interests in Central Asia and China´s Belt and Road Initiative

Russia-China relations are often displayed as a strategic partnership

Call for Papers: India-EU Engagements: A Decade in Reflection and Way Forward

India and the EU are currently redefining their roles as actors within the International relations. Amidst recent developments and challenges …

11 June, 2019
China’s growing influence in the West: How is the EU affected?

The European Union (EU) and China established formal diplomatic ties in 1975 with the aim of facilitating cooperation in the areas of ‘peace, prosperity…

05 June, 2019
In search of a common ground: European and Chinese engagement in Central Asia

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is often seen as a rival to the European Union’s (EU) take on connectivity. This has to do…

09 June, 2019

The 16 +1 Summit provides an opportunity for the increased cooperation of China with the CEEC, in sectors such as trade, infrastructure, and tourism.

April 2019
The Scandinavian Direction In Transcontinental Connectivity: The Role of Latvia

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs invites you to to the public discussion: “The Scandinavian Direction in Transcontinental Connectivity: The Role of Latvia”…

07 June, 2019
Policy Paper: Bridging the Gap Between India and the Baltics

Policy Paper: Bridging the Gap Between India and the Baltics, written by Sharanya Rajiv..

November 2018
LIIA signs a MoU with Centre for European Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Andris Spruds, the Director of LIIA together with a researcher at LIIA Sintija Broka, was attending the two-day international seminar on “Baltic Nationalism..

November 2018
A report by the European Think-Tank Network on China (ETNC), December 2018

The European Union (EU) has committed itself to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the signing…

December 2018
Experiences with Chinese investment in the Western Balkans and the post-Soviet space: Lessons for Central Europe?

Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, head of the New Silk Road programme at the Latvian Institute for International Affairs participated in..


December 2018
ETNC seminar to take a place in Riga

On October 4-5, 2018, the European Think tank Network on China (ETNC) seminar..

October 2018
Ningbo Forum 2018

Sadarbībā ar LR Ārlietu ministriju, Latvijas vēstniecību Pekinā, Latvijas Investīciju un Attīstības aģentūru, kā arī..

May 2018
Latvian Institute of International Affairs participates in Shanghai Forum 2018

From 26 – 28 of May, LIIA participated in Shanghai Forum 2018. During these days, in a framework of New Silk Road programme LIIA signed a mem…

May 2018
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May 2018