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Published by Centre of Baltic-Nordic History and Political Studies in Rīga .
Written in English



  • Baltic States,
  • Baltic States.


  • National security -- Baltic States.,
  • Baltic States -- Foreign relations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementPertti Joenniemi & Juris Prikulis (eds.).
SeriesTAPRI research report ;, no. 56, Tutkimuksia (Rauhan- ja konfliktintutkimuslaitos (Tampere, Finland)) ;, no. 56.
ContributionsJoenniemi, Pertti., Prikulis, Juris, 1939-
LC ClassificationsDK502.715 .F67 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL893328M
ISBN 109984905705, 9517061358
LC Control Number95183926

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