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Following our most recent program, the International Relations Education Program (IREP) featuring experts from the Kennan Institute, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staff with an in-depth analysis of the relationship between Russia and the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Included in the memo is insight on Russian interests in the Baltic states and its capabilities for conflict escalation. The memo goes on to examine the likelihood of conflict between Russian and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces and concludes with U.S. policy options.

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