Foreign policy expert set for JBANC Webcast

A foreign policy expert is scheduled to discuss the status of NATO enlargement in the next Webcast sponsored by the Joint Baltic American National Committee.

Stephen Flanagan, director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, is scheduled to appear in the Webcast from Washington at noon (EST) Aug. 8. E-mail questions to Flanagan can be sent to

The Webcast is one in a series of such programs hosted by JBANC. Previous guests have included NATO experts Bruce Jackson and Ron Asmus, the three Baltic ambassadors to the United States and Ojārs Kalniņš, director of the Latvian Institute and the former Latvian ambassador to the United States.

Further information about the Webcast is available from JBANC’s Web site.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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