COL Kaspars Pudāns

1st Brigade Commander, Latvian National Guard

Col. Kaspars Pudans is currently the 1st Brigade Commander of the Latvian National Guard. He recently completed the Higher Command Studies Course 2021 at the BALTDEFCOL, winning the Best Student Award as well as the Class Leader Recognition. Moreover, he also published at the Journal on Baltic Security.


Friday March, 4

Panel III: Technological Transformations Affecting Russian Capabilities

This panel will discuss the meeting point of doctrinal proclamations and material capabilities and willpower for the coming decades in a predictive capacity. As a result, the panel will focus on what behaviors can be expected of Russia, what objectives it has set, what tools it can use to accomplish these goals, and how the current war in Ukraine tests both doctrine and capabilities. This panel, which features students-researchers from the Baltic Defence College as speakers, also highlights the intellectual rigor of some of the daily debates that take place at the College.

Moderator: Dr. Illimar Ploom, Estonian Military Academy