Dalia Grybauskaitė and Barack Obama
Politics

Laurinkus. Grybauskaitė‘s policies had many stops causing disputes

I recently got acquainted with young professor T. Janeliūnas’ study D. Grybauskaitė’s Doctrine: Changes in Lithuanian Foreign Policy 2009-2019. It is a professional, business-like and well-written analysis of Lithuanian foreign policy during years of matriarchal […]

Mečys Laurinkus
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian foreign policy: a self-censorship problem

After almost twenty years of the voluntary political elite (with small exceptions), and sadly a considerable part of the journalists, being confined and avoiding discussions about Lithuanian foreign policy, some have started to suggest reconsidering […]

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. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
CORPORATE

Ušackas: talks about me being pro-Russian hurt my family, my friends and me

Vygaudas Ušackas announced on September 5 that he would run for the post of Lithuanian president. The politician participated in a discussion about the upcoming elections on the Delfi Dėmesio Centre talk show. Also on […]

Kęstutis Girnius
CORPORATE

Kęstutis Girnius. US naval base in Klaipėda?

On Tuesday, the White House will feature a meeting between the president of the United States and the presidents of the three Baltic States [Meeting has now been held on April 3, 2018]. Washington has […]