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Baltic Ways is a podcast bringing listeners insights and interviews from the world of Baltic Studies, hosted by Dr. Indra Ekmanis, Editor of FPRI's Baltic Bulletin. In interviews with experts, the podcast explores the past, present and future of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — and the many ways these three countries on the Baltic Sea impact the politics, history, and culture of the region and beyond.

Baltic Ways is brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

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Baltic Ways is a podcast bringing listeners insights and interviews from the world of Baltic Studies, hosted by Dr. Indra Ekmanis, Editor of FPRI's Baltic Bulletin. In interviews with experts, the podcast explores the past, present and future of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — and the many ways these three countries on the Baltic Sea impact the politics, history, and culture of the region and beyond.

Baltic Ways is brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

    The View from Ukraine: An interview with Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk

    The View from Ukraine: An interview with Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk

    Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk is a professor of international relations at Odessa I. Mechnikov National University and an expert in U.S.-Ukraine relations, Black Sea regional security, and Ukrainian foreign policy. He speaks about the view from Ukraine, how his work has shifted during the war, and takeaways for Ukraine from the Baltic states.

    This interview was recorded on June 7, 2022.

    • 25 min
    The Energy Trilemma: An interview with Dr. Andrei Belyi

    The Energy Trilemma: An interview with Dr. Andrei Belyi

    As Russia's war in Ukraine continues, Europe faces an energy trilemma: Combining competitiveness, security and climate targets. Dr. Andrei Belyi joins the podcast as an expert consultant on European and Russian energy policy.

    Baltic Ways is a podcast brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

    Read more:

    Al-Chalabi, F. (2010). Oil policies, oil myths : Analysis and memoir of an OPEC 'insider'. London: I.B. Tauris.

    Belyi, A. (2015). Transnational Gas Markets and Euro-Russian Energy Relations (International political economy series). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

    • 36 min
    Ukrainian Refugees in Latvia: An interview with Agnese Lāce 

    Ukrainian Refugees in Latvia: An interview with Agnese Lāce 

    Since the war in Ukraine began, more than 20,000 Ukrainian refugees have made their way to Latvia. Agnese Lāce is an expert in migration and integration policy in Latvia. She shares insights about the grassroots efforts on the ground, the political response, and what the support for Ukrainians might mean for refugees and asylum seekers from other countries arriving in Latvia. 

    This interview was recorded on April 11, 2022. 

    Resources mentioned: 

    www.ukraine-latvia.com  

    https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/


    Baltic Ways is a podcast brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

    • 24 min
    Who speaks for Eastern Europe?: An interview with Dr. Maria Mälksoo

    Who speaks for Eastern Europe?: An interview with Dr. Maria Mälksoo

    Join Baltic Ways for a discussion with Dr. Maria Mälksoo, senior researcher at the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Military Studies. Dr. Mälksoo speaks about the ever-pressing question of agency in Ukraine and the Baltic states, deterrence on NATO's eastern flank, and Eastern and Central European scholarship in international security studies.

    Baltic Ways is a podcast brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

    This episode was recorded on February 16, 2022.

    Read more:

    Uses of ‘the East’ in international studies: Provincialising IR from Central and Eastern Europe, Journal of International Relations and Development

    Captive Minds: The Function and Agency of Eastern Europe in International Security Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development

    • 27 min
    Historical Perspectives: An Interview with Dr. Saulius Sužiedelis

    Historical Perspectives: An Interview with Dr. Saulius Sužiedelis

    Join Baltic Ways for a discussion with Dr. Saulius Sužiedelis, professor emeritus of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a leading expert on the history of World War II and the Holocaust in Lithuania. Dr. Sužiedelis speaks about his work as a researcher, the complexities of historical narratives, and the future of Baltic studies.

    This discussion was recorded in February 2021.

    Baltic Ways is a podcast brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI.

    Read more: Saulius Sužiedėlis (2018) The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania: successes, challenges, perspectives, Journal of Baltic Studies, 49:1, 103-116, DOI: 10.1080/01629778.2014.937906

    • 30 min
    The Paradox of Europeanness: An interview with Dr. Dace Dzenovska

    The Paradox of Europeanness: An interview with Dr. Dace Dzenovska

    Join Baltic Ways for a discussion with Dr. Dace Dzenovska, associate professor of the anthropology of migration at the University of Oxford. Dr. Dzenovska speaks about the changing relationships between people, places and the state in post-Soviet and modern day Latvia, including discussing the impacts of EU tolerance promotion projects and the effects of mobility and migration.

    This discussion was recorded in February 2021.

    • 25 min

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bob in Estonia ,

Thank you

An Excellent interview with Dr. Kasekamp - important information for understanding both past and present issues - politically, within society and regionally. Very significant for the future. Thank you, looking forward to the next podcast

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