Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Dictator Lukashenko will slam the door before he leaves, whether he shoots himself in the foot or not

Predictions about the direction of the crisis on Poland’s border with Belarus are pouring in. All of them are broadly correct, but it would have been far better if someone had considered the possible responses […]

President of Belarus Aleksander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Lithuanian services left gaps in Tsikhanouskaya and Protasevich’s security: not everything was done

The Belarusian regime’s hand reached more than just the flight from Athens to Vilnius. It appears that Minsk was also able to knock our security services down a peg. Why did this happen, asks Tadas […]

Aleksei Navalny
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. The decisions on Belarus are important and support for Navalny is a risky exam for Lithuania

Good news for Lithuanian foreign policy – President G. Nausėda seeks for a Belarus strategy to be created. We have not had one before, it’s not clear we will ever get one, but the intentions […]

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Poorly thought out steps could accelerate Belarus’ descent into Russia’s grasp

Secretly, Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration became the reference point for the next events in Belarus. The opposition was unable to find out the date for the “ceremony” ahead of time. Protesters planned to meet the “ascent […]

Moscow, Russia
Central/Eastern Europe

It is worth knowing better the country we view as threatening

Lithuanian news media was left surprised with V. Putin’s ratings in a sociological survey being almost equal to D. Trump’s. The two politicians, who make appearances in the world’s information space every day, received positive […]