Toms Rostoks is Associate Professor in international relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security and Strategic Research at the National Defence Academy of Latvia. Recently, he has co-edited with Nora Vanaga the book “Deterring Russia in Europe” (Routledge, 2018). His articles have recently appeared in the Journal of Baltic Studies (2017), Journal on Baltic Security (2016) and Infinity Journal (2016). His research interests include deterrence, state intentions, NATO-Russia relations, and EU relations with its eastern neighbours.