The Kremlin

Ž. Pavilionis and D.J. Kramer: The folly of dialogue with Kremlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were among the leading figures attending the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, at which they met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader traveled to Vienna this week to meet with Austria’s leadership. And media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is interested in hosting Putin in Washington in the near future. There almost seems to be a race in engaging with Putin, including in Lithuania. […]

Vladimir Putin

Universal frustrations of maintaining dialogue with Russia

The idea of engaging in more dialogue with Russia is eagerly accepted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is being pursued by the United States, is cultivated by the Chinese leadership, and has again become embraced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Vytautas Dumbliauskas

Opinion: Results of Russian bombings in Syria

One month after Russia got itself involved into the Syrian war, there is little doubt that Moscow’s actions, aimed at soothing domestic delusions of grandeur, will only bring more chaos and destruction into the conflict, argues Vytautas Dumbliauskas, Associate Professor at Mykolas Romeris University. […]

Russian forces in Syria

Russia’s actions in Syria lead to more chaos, Lithuanian president’s advisor says

Chief advisor to the Lithuanian president on foreign policy, Renaldas Vaisbrodas, says that Russia is not fighting ISIS in Syria, but is instead supporting President Bashar al-Assad‘s regime, which, he says, contradicts the goals of the international coalition fighting ISIS. […]


Russia’s policies in Syria irresponsible, Lithuanian president’s adviser says

The reported presence of Russian military forces in Syria is alarming and may further fuel the conflict, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s adviser. […]