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August the 7th and Georgia: anatomy of the betrayal of the decade

When talking about our history, we often remind ourselves to always remember the past in order not to repeat mistakes in future. Unfortunately, we have all but forgotten the story of betrayal of Georgia. Consequently, […]

Žygimantas Pavilionis

How will “the colorados” vote in the presidential election?

My personal position on the relations of some potential candidates for President of Lithuania with Russia has given rise to a series of debates and cast doubt as to whether or not what I say […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Challenges to the president‘s rulership

So far President Dalia Grybauskaitė would set the outlines of foreign policy herself, on rare occasions consulting the cabinet. From the very first days of her presidency she allowed everyone to understand that it will […]

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Russia’s counter to missile defence pushes Europe together

The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials. The next day, President Vladimir Putin turned these denouncements into state policy by defining this deployment of a radar station and SM-3 missile interceptors as a direct threat to Russia and promising to “curtail” it. […]

Vladimir Putin

Nuclear security and arms control are non-issues for Russia

Russia’s absence from the nuclear summit in Washington, DC, last week was entirely predictable and yet baffling. […]