On December 7, the Joint Baltic American National Committee, (JBANC), representing central organizations of Americans of Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian heritage, and the embassies of the Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, hosted a House Baltic Caucus (HBC) reception, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the HBC and honoring the newest members ofContinue Reading

The 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly and the 23rd Baltic Council took place in Tallinn from 9th to 10th of November this year. Karl Altau, the managing director of the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC), represented JBANC and its member organizations – the Estonian American National Council, theContinue Reading

Last week, on October 28th, the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) joined a discussion together with the three Baltic embassies to discuss current issues in Washington, DC related to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. One of the main topics was the upcoming 20th-anniversary celebration of the House Baltic Caucus (HBC),Continue Reading

Washington, DC (JBANC) – The Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) participated in this year’s third “Ukrainian Days” advocacy event on Capitol Hill, organized by the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) and Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA). The day commenced with a morning briefing session at the Heritage FoundationContinue Reading

Washington, DC (JBANC) – The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) held a timely policy seminar on September 27 on Capitol Hill on the topic of “Russia on NATO’s Doorstep: The West’s Response to the Kremlin’s Wargames.” The purpose was to examine the execution, outcomes, and aftermath of Russia’s large-scaleContinue Reading

As Russia’s quadrennial military exercise Zapad approaches, there’s no shortage of analysis and commentary on what to expect. Scheduled to start on September 14th and run for seven days, Zapad 2017 has been a hot topic among think tanks, NGOs, Russia experts, military experts, and other interested parties for theContinue Reading