Framing the Baltic States in the US security policy discourse during Donald Trump Jr. administration

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyse how the US security policy discourse agents have formulated the Baltic States and what is the "framing" of the Baltic States in the discourse of US security policy during the Trump's administration.  This paper is based on the qualitative content analysis of primary sources. It analysis Trump‘s administrations‘ official documents, speeches, and event data sets made by author. Information sources analysed: National Security Strategies, State of the Union Addresses, speeches and remarks of U.S. president, U.S. Secretaries of State and Defence. Focus on the analysis: how the Baltic States have been framed and identified?; whether the Baltic States have been resilient to internal and external shocks of the US security policy discourse? The conducted research outlines that: a) an official US security policy discourse during the Trump‘s administrations towards the Baltic States has been resistant to internal and external "shocks", b) the framing of the Baltic States have been interconnected with their commitment to devote the necessary resources to the defence.  The analysis concludes that Baltic States have had a "special" role in the US security policy discourse during Trump's administration being identified as "best friends" and "closest allies". However, the involvement of US in the Baltic States can be described as "conditional" depending on the financial commitment of the Baltic States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages66
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
Event2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference PLACES - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 2019 → …
Conference number: 2

Conference

Conference2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference PLACES
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityRiga
Period25/03/19 → …

Field of Science

  • 5.6 Political science

Publication Type

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)

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