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Defence

MP Kasčiūnas: ‘We must strive for the status of the main US ally in the region’

Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Deputy Chair of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defence, addressed Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and National Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis, proposing to establish a strategic partnership with the United States in […]

Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. © mass.heiko Instagram account
European Union

Heiko Maas: Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down?

Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany All of us in Europe who experienced 9 November 1989 can answer this question. When East and West Germans embraced each other with tears of joy 30 years ago, this […]

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. […]

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. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Donald Trump
CORPORATE

Šarūnas Legatas. Lithuania and the new world order

With tectonic shifts in global processes, it is becoming vital to renew discussions in Lithuania about the country’s foreign policy direction. The importance of such discussion is also underlined by the context of Lithuanian domestic […]