The Three Seas Initiative brings together 12 EU member states between the Baltic, Black, and Adriatic seas. The initiative is meant to promote cooperation, first and foremost, for the development of infrastructure in the energy, transport, and digital sectors. But in the current environment of great power competition, it also has the potential to serve as a powerful regional deterrent against Russian and Chinese encroachment in Europe. The Biden administration has already expressed its support for the Initiative, but where exactly does the Three Seas Initiative fit into America’s long-term strategic vision? What makes this project so uniquely valuable for the future of transatlantic relations and how can the United States and Europe ensure its success? Join FPRI’s Chris Miller, Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Estonia, Marko Koplimaa, and Eastern Europe Studies Centre’s Linas Kojala as they discuss the Three Seas Initiative and how it fits into U.S. foreign policy.
Linas Kojala is the Director of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre, a think tank in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University. He is currently serving as an associate at the negotiation task force, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. He was a Baltic Sea Fellow in FPRI’s Eurasia Program in 2020.
Marko Koplimaa is the Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Estonia in Washington, D.C.
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Linas Kojala - Linas Kojala is the Director of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre, a think tank in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.
Chris Miller - Chris Miller is the Director in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.