Ramūnas Bogdanas

R. Bogdanas. Klaipėda and aggression on the Kerch straits

To sit down with the US president and split the world – this is V. Putin’s great dream. A 20 minute long talk was to be held between the two leaders in Buenos Aires during a G-20 meeting and after – two hour negotiations including delegations. All that remains of this is one question that D. Trump posed to V. Putin as he was walking. This question was not about Syria, not about intermediate distance rockets. It was about the attack on Ukrainians on Kerch straits. […]

Benjaminas Netanyahu, Saulius Skvernelis

Will Lithuania become Israel’s wedge in the European Union? The message Netanyahu sends to his own

With B. Netanyahu’s historic visit concluding, Lithuania is beginning to lean toward the US‘ position on Iran. This was the discussion topic on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Lithuanian Prime […]

Valdas Adamkus

One of the most influential in Lithuania, President Valdas Adamkus: I hold hope that we will not experience World War III

Next week’s President Valdas Adamkus International Conference will feature a gathering of influential NATO state politicians and experts. The former Lithuanian head of state has no doubt of the event’s success and promises: as much […]


NATO to improve ability to send in forces, but plans no additional units in Baltics

NATO‘s chief says that the Alliance will improve its ability to facilitate the movement of forces in Europe, but does not plan to deploy additional units to the Baltic countries and Poland. […]

No Picture

Putin is within easy reach of the Achilles’ heel of NATO

It is now literally just a matter of months before Putin‘s Russia could shake the foundations of NATO and the security structure of Europe. Moreover, Putin may have the opportunity to do this with elegance, with simplicity and in perfect legality. The possible gains for Russia far outweigh any reason for restraint. All signs indicate that Kremlin strategists have long been aware of the opportunity, and have been actively working to seize it. The groundwork is ongoing and plain to see. In autumn of this year, politicians loyal to the Kremlin will be in a position, formally and legally, to take political control of the central Baltic State – Latvia. The next step would be technically simple – a newly elected government, beholden to Moscow, would withdraw Latvia from NATO. And this would change everything far more profoundly than we might imagine. […]

The Kremlin

Ž. Pavilionis and D.J. Kramer: The folly of dialogue with Kremlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were among the leading figures attending the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, at which they met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader traveled to Vienna this week to meet with Austria’s leadership. And media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is interested in hosting Putin in Washington in the near future. There almost seems to be a race in engaging with Putin, including in Lithuania. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas

Vygaudas Ušackas: Dalia Grybauskaitė has shown her true colours

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has been “involved in scheming and intrigue and has shown her true colours”. That’s how Vygaudas Ušackas, former minister of foreign affairs and ambassador to the US, Mexico and Great Britain and […]