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The multi-speed Baltic States. Reinforcing the defence capabilities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

OSW Studies

The Baltic states are often viewed by the West and Russia as a single region. However, the different economic and demographic potentials, strategic cultures and geographic location result in differences in their defence solutions. Estonia is devoted to a conscript-based army with a significant reserve force, Latvia is developing professional army with a small reserve, and Lithuania has decided to combine the two models.

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The multi-speed Baltic States