No people, no problem (Нет людей, никаких проблем) is the quote often attributed to Joseph Stalin. Yet, if there is a lesson from Latvia’s October 6, 2018 national election, the problem was not the oft-repeated histrionics about its electoral takeover by ethnic Russians. The problem was demographics (‘No people, big problem’) and waning enthusiasm for […]
Jeffrey Sommers is a Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He also is Professor of Political Economy and Senior Fellow at the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also Co-Director of the new Society Networked Project at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies at the Central European University in Budapest.