U.S.-Baltic Foundation

AHA! Network .. illuminating ..

The AHA! Network is an interactive, Internet webcasting program service which communicates information relating to the Baltic-Black-Caspian Region and its relevance to U.S. and European foreign policy interests. The network is a collaborative project between the U.S.-Baltic Foundation, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, and The Moldova Foundation.Through the AHA! Network webcasts, the USBF aims to make complex information more understandable and thereby build a wider audience in support of the Baltics and the region.


July 16, 2009
The START Follow-on Agreement: Prospects and Implications
Stephen Blank, Professor of Russian National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania
Olga Oliker, Senior International Policy Analyst, The RAND Corporation
Moderator: Former United States Ambassador William Courtney

July 14, 2009
Interview with the Ambassador Oleh Shamshur, Republic of Ukraine
Interviewer:  Former United States Ambassador William Courtney
Embassy of Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

July 13, 2009
Interview with the Ambassador Batu Kutelia, Republic of Georgia
Interviewer: Former United States Ambassador William Courtney
Embassy of Georgia, Washington, D.C.

July 7, 2009
President Obama in Moscow: Prospects For Ukraine and the Region
Ambassador Steven Pifer and Ambassador William B. Taylor
Moderator: Orest Deychakiwsky, Helsinki Commission

June 16, 2009
President Obama goes to Moscow - Implications forthe Baltic-Black-Caspian Region
Damon Wilson, Director of the International Security Program at the Atlantic Council
David Kramer,Senior Transatlantic Fellow  at The German Marshall Fund
Moderator: Melana Zyla Vickers is a former member of the USA TODAY and Globe and Mail editorial boards

June 2, 2009
Interview with Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovics, Republic of Latvia
Interviewer:  Kim Kweder
Embassy of Latvia, Washington, D.C.


Latvia's Zatlers Speaks to VOA

In an exclusive interview for Voice of America, Latvian President Valdis Zatlers speaks about his country's path to NATO and the European Union as well as its willingness to assist other post-Soviet republics, most notable Ukraine and Georgia, to pursue the same objective. The interview was conducted by Myroslava Gongadze.