Diāna Potjomkina is Research Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, a lecturer at the Riga Stradins University, and a Fulbright alumna. She has also worked as project manager and counsellor for European Movement – Latvia and an expert for three opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee. Diāna holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations (with distinction) from Riga Stradins University and is currently pursuing doctoral studies. Her main research interests include Latvia’s foreign policy and Europeanisation processes; Latvia’s relations with the USA and CIS/Eastern Partnership states; external relations of the EU and the USA, as well as civic participation in decision-making.
With European countries facing multiple security challenges, the question of security and defense measures is high on the political agenda. Experts, activists, & politicians active in this field discuss developments in their national contexts, the role of the EU, as well as the position and policies of Greens, who have historically had a difficult relationship to security & defence issues, preferring to focus on multilateralism and soft power measures.Read more