Ukrainian Parliament

Foreign Policy and Michael Carpenter in detail about the Marshal Plan for Ukraine

As part of its article dedicated to the Marshal Plan for Ukraine, which was initiated by us, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail cites an article by Michael Carpenter, Adviser to former US Vice President Joe Biden, where he praises our initiative. I was thus impelled to get a hold of the entire article by Carpenter. The article was published in the final issue of Foreign Policy, one of the most influential magazines worldwide and one that is most widely read by foreign policy experts. […]

US Vice President Joe Biden

Baltic states enjoy attention from NATO allies

Lithuania and the other Baltic states have recently enjoyed increasing support from NATO partners in terms of troop stationing and military equipment. Each country will not only be able to expect increasing numbers of NATO […]

Aivaras Abromavičius

Abromavičius resignation should trigger re-evaluation of Kiev ties

It is little wonder that the resignation of Aivaras Abromavičius, Ukraine’s Lithuanian-born Minister of Economy, has created a political uproar and a government crisis. The move should also encourage Lithuania and like-minded countries to sharpen policies towards Kiev. […]

Lithuanian Embassy (left ) and Cuban Mission in Washington   Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Lithuania and Cuba soon to be diplomatic neighbours in Washington

Early Thursday morning several media teams set up in the neighbourhood of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC. The Swiss Embassy, Cuban Special Interest Section is located next door to the Lithuanian Embassy on 16th Street. It houses the Cuban representation in the US Capital after the Americans severed diplomatic relations with the island nation 54 years ago at the height of the Cold War. The somewhat secretive mission got mainly attention in the past whenever demonstrators would gather to demand the release of Americans or dissidents held in Cuban prisons. All of that is about to end. […]

FLTR National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, VP Joe Biden, President Obama, General Joe Dunford and General Paul Selva Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

President Obama nominates new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama nominated General Joe Dunform as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and General Paul Selva as Vice Chairman during a brief ceremony at the White House. […]


Chancellor Merkel and President Obama discuss Ukrainian situation as fewer options remain to resolve crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited United States President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday. The visit, which had been planned for some time, saw both leaders discuss a wide array of trade and security issues. The recent developments in Ukraine, with Russia destabilizing the country, dominated a large part of the talks and the hour-long joint press conference that followed. The press conference was attended by Vice-President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Susan Rice. […]