Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel
Opinion

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

Edward Lucas
Opinion

The Baltics in an era of transatlantic turbulence

Two easy stories—in effect, fairy-tales—commonly define the Baltic states’ position in the Euro-Atlantic security architecture. Both are bewitchingly simple. Both are wrong. They go like this. […]

Alexander Vershbow
Opinion

European Defense: Time for a Higher Level of Ambition

President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2018 was a fresh reminder of the United States’ abdication of leadership and rejection of “globalism.” On more and more issues – trade, climate change, the International Criminal Court and, most recently, the Iran nuclear deal – the United States is becoming increasingly estranged from its traditional allies and partners. […]

Italian flag
Foreign affairs

Italian president to pay state visit to Lithuania

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday is coming to Lithuania on a state visit. […]

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Foreign affairs

Seimas proposes 44 names for ‘Magnitsky list’

The Lithuanian parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution suggesting 44 names for inclusion in the so-called Sergei Magnitsky list of people to be barred from entering the country. […]

Antonio Guterresas, UN Secretary General
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaite discusses Zapad drills with UN chief

President Dalia Grybauskaite met with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres as part of her visit in New York and discussed the Zapad military exercise currently held in Russia and Belarus. […]