–Ambassador Daniel Fried presented these remarks on May 20, at the Washington Court Hotel– Thank you for that. It’s a pleasure to be here with JBANC. I first met with JBANC in 1993, introduced by Nick Burns, my colleague at the Clinton NSC. Nick promised that he would hand over
The following remarks were given on December 7, 2016, at a briefing by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, better known as the Helsinki Commission). Other experts who spoke at the hearing were Michael Johnson, Senior Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation, and Magnus Nordenman, Director of
The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), representing more than 20 million Central and Eastern European Americans, strongly backs the United States’ continued unconditional commitment to upholding the NATO Treaty as well as U.S. support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all Central and Eastern European nations. Our organization
On May 18, the Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) and Americans of Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian heritage, stand alongside the Crimean Tatar people in remembering their deportations to Central Asia in 1944. These events are particularly important to recall in the midst of new persecutions of the native
The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) hosted a timely and substantive event on Wednesday, April 19, to discuss the topic “NATO Stance on Russia: Vision or Reaction?” The keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense with responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, who gave the
The Administration today announced an FY2017 Department of Defense funding request of $3.4 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI). This request, which quadruples last year’s ERI funding level, represents a significant augmentation of our efforts to ensure peace and security in Europe. Over the past two years, the United
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves talks about the contributions of the Baltic diaspora and current issues affecting the region including NATO obligations and defence spending.