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Identifying the biggest threats to the country, wanting to both punish and be friends

Which country do Lithuanians see as the friendliest and which – as the most hostile? What is the Lithuanian people’s perception of Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin? What leads to such choices? After asking this of Lithuanian citizens in a number of surveys, not only old truths surface, but also unexpected details. […]

Putin and children in Russia

Surprise? In some regions Putin could make to the 2nd round of Lithuanian Presidential elections

At the general meeting between Education and Culture Committees which happened on Wednesday at the Parliament the issue of propaganda techniques in education and culture was discussed. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, who used to be the manager […]

Swedish soldiers

Is the anchor of Baltic States security – Sweden – safe itself?

The threat posed by Russia is the most realistic threat facing Sweden today, however the Swedish response, reflected by the country’s defence budget, is held to be inadequate says LRT Radio contributor in Sweden Vaida […]

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. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Gediminas Kirkilas, Juozas Olekas

Negotiations begin – are the SocDems making a mistake?

The Social Democrats have decided to negotiate with the “Peasants.” Unofficial sources sources suggest the Social Democrats are aiming for four ministries. The Seimas Chairman post will remain with the “Peasants.” The Social Democrats entering […]