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USA expert: in case of a Russian attack, a clear defence plan for the Baltic states does not exist

China and Russia are the biggest headaches for the USA, but if Russia crosses the line in the Baltic countries, USA and NATO alliance partners would not hesitate, says Matthew Kroenig, an expert from the […]

Egidijus Vareikis

Egidijus Vareikis, So, what about the foreign policy?

Anecdotal folk art says that a real man will never catch a fool in three areas: sex, sport and foreign policy. Today, foreign policy in our country is often spoken by everyone who is not […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Foreign policy on old rails

Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius spoke on the new government programme implementation plan‘s foreign policy priorities and explained that the main goals over the next four years will be national security and economic diplomacy. […]

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Trump’s most concerning ideas – a situation Russia could make use of

If the transatlantic US-EU train continues to steam ahead in its current direction, it risks falling into the abyss, the head of the Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy department of […]

The Kremlin

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]

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Polish Sejm won’t discuss amendments condemning ‘Lithuanian nationalism’

The Polish parliament will not discuss on Thursday amendments that would equate “Lithuanian nationalism” to a totalitarian regime as the item has been removed from the agenda. […]