Olevs Nikers

A Fulbright alumnus, Olevs Nikers earned his Master’s degree in International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, in 2016. He graduated from the Baltic Defense College Civil Servants Course, in 2003, as well as the University of Latvia in Political Science, in 2001. He is an army and defense professional since 2001, and serves as a Chief Expert for the Ministry of Defense of Latvia. From 2009 to 2010, he was the chairman of the international affairs and security policy think tank for the political party “Jaunais Laiks” (New Era). The views expressed in his writing are his own and do not represent the position of the government of Latvia, EU or NATO.

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Articles by Olevs Nikers

A Year in Review: Baltics Steadily Grow Their Armies

The biggest success for all three Baltic countries—Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia—last year was the arrival of the multinational battalion groups to the region, thus implementing the decisions reached at the

Ukraine-Style Hybrid War Unlikely in Latgale

On the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the BBC gave its viewers a chance to “look inside the war room” with a program featuring a