The overview provides the policies and risk management measures of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania affecting the national security, listed by category.
To this end, the strategic documents of the security policy of the three Baltic states have been examined by way of thematic analysis: National Security Concept of Estonia (2004, 2010, 2017), Latvia’s National Security Concept (2008, 2019) and Lithuania’s National Security Strategy (2002, 2012, 2017). Further research and more detailed analyses can be made on the basis of this study.
The analysis of the documents is based on the lines of action set out in the “National Security Concept of Estonia”. The threats identified in both Latvia and Lithuania and their mitigation measures were grouped under them. The overview is also structured according to the lines of action. The structure of the work has followed the principle that the chapter on a specific thematic area sets out the cross-cutting themes and main views of each country. The chapters do not have a uniform structure: while the pervasive topics of the documents could be categorised, the emphasis on specific themes varied from country to country. The analysis does not follow a strict time frame but rather provides a thematic overview.