vara bungas: Citādi izteikumos vienmēr uzmanīgs T.Rostoks 2018,gadā trāpīja desmitniekā. Protams, rakstot angļu valodā.
[..] The process of strengthening NATO security guarantees clearly shows that the presence of other allies in Latvia is increasing after major international shocks. It is rather reactive, not proactive trend. Measures
to strengthen Latvian security are taken when the Alliance changes its own opinion about Russia’s capabilities and intentions. Unfortunately, the experience so far shows that reinforcement of security guarantees for Latvia (and also for other NATO member states neighbouring Russia) depends on
various preconditions. Decisions are based not on the real security needs of the Alliance and on the assessment of the military capabilities of the potential opponent, but on the political logic, namely, which decisions seem politically reasoned. Looking back to the period before Ukraine’s conflict, the question
is, why were the interests of the potential opponent – Russia – so much respected and not those of frontline allies?[..]
In the future, when assessing the changes in the international security environment, Latvia should rely more on its own expertise, that is, if Russia appears to be a military threat, then it is likely to be a threat, no matter what the opinion of Western analysts on this issue is. And, of course, the assessment of the international security environment should be reflected in decisive action of the political decision–makers and consistent implementation of the decisions made. [..]