You are welcome to a public lecture on “Nuclear Diplomacy” by StratCom researcher Dr Aleksander Olech on 25 November at 15:30 on Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) campus at Strēlnieku 4 k-2, W42 auditorium. (There will be no livestream of this event).
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The purpose of the lecture is to familiarize the audience with the foreign policy of states that are developing nuclear power, whether on their territory or in partner countries. It is true that nuclear energy is an important component of domestic energy policy, providing a foundation in the process of acquiring it for one’s own benefits. However, at the same time many countries, such as the U.S., France, South Korea, Russia, China or Canada, are choosing to engage overseas. Their offerings include the construction of nuclear reactors, the supply of nuclear fuel, as well as support in training and waste disposal. Given the great benefits to a country engaging in foreign projects, resulting not only in financial resources but also in, for example, political and economic influence, this is defined as “nuclear diplomacy”.
Dr Aleksander Olech is a Visiting lecturer at the Baltic Defence College and analyst at the Defence24. Currently, reseach fellow at NATO StratCom. A graduate of the European Academy of Diplomacy and the War Studies University. Scholarship holder of the OSCE & UNODA Peace and Security Programme and the NATO 2030 Global Fellowship. His main research interests include security in Central and Eastern Europe, terrorism, energy security, challenges in Africa, and the role of NATO and the EU with regard to hybrid threats.