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Latvia faces unenviable national security challenges, including a mighty neighbour to the East. But the country has an answer: in a new programme called Comprehensive Defence, the government is involving everyone from teenagers to businesses in national security. And it seems to be working. In this podcast episode, Elisabeth Braw discusses Comprehensive Defence with Latvia's defence minister and deputy prime minister Dr Artis Pabriks.

On the Cusp is a monthly podcast from the Modern Deterrence Project at RUSI. Hosted by Elisabeth Braw, each month Elisabeth interviews an innovative leader combating new national security threats.

Thanks to Willis Towers Watson. The show is produced by Tom Ascott. 

Keep up to date with the Modern Deterrence Project on the RUSI website here. 

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The show is also available on Spotify and iTunes Podcasts. 

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