Linas Linkevičius

Russia deploying Iskander at Lithuanian border to get concessions from West

Russia is deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius confirmed on Saturday. […]

Redwan Eid, a Syrian journalist and refugee in Lithuania

A Syrian refugee in Lithuania: His story, Syria’s story (II)

Redwan Eid, is a Syrian journalist and refugee who had to flee his war-torn homeland and is now one of the first refugees Lithuania has accepted into the country. Here is his story. […]

No Picture

Is the West misreading Vladimir Putin?

Is the West misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin? Brookings Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the United States and Europe Fiona Hill sets the record straight in a new article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. […]

No Picture

‘People thought Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler weren’t real refugees either’

The latest wave of refugees and migrants to Europe has barely touched Lithuania, and only 11 have been relocated to Lithuania out of its total quota of 1,105. However, many people have expressed a number of unclear fears about the migrants and refugees and seem to lack solidarity with Western Europe, which has received the most refugees and migrants, according to Eglė Verseckaitė, a professor at the University of Management and Economics (ISM). […]

Benjamin Ziff
Foreign affairs

‘We in the US think that migrants are a source of strength, not a threat’

Refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East is not a problem just for Europe to solve, says US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin G. Ziff. […]