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  New period of worsened relations between Russia and the United States

Aivaras Bagdonas, VU TSPMI doktorantas
2013 01 16

During the second half of 2012 Russia and the United States have been “biting” each other via various political measures, but the political decisions made by the countries in December had major resonance. In response to the so called Magnitsky Act signed by the U.S.

  Does the EU deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

Rűta Kazlauskaitë
2012 12 31

Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to the European Union. According to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, this community „over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe“.  

  EU-Ukraine Relations after the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

Iryna Solonenko, Andreas Umland
2012 12 17

A "Plan B" for Brussels's Policies towards Kyiv

ABSTRACT: After the manipulated elections to Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada in October 2012, Brussels' relations with Kyiv are in deadlock. Ukraine is not fulfilling the conditions for signing the already initialed Association Agreement with the EU. Against this background, we outline an eight-point plan of further and alternative actions.

  Georgia after Parliamentary elections: which road to take?

Aivaras Bagdonas, VU TSPMI doktorantas
2012 12 03

During the parliamentary polls in October the opposition coalition block Georgian Dream with its leader billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili defeated the United National Movement of Mikhail Saakashvili. After the elections public space of the country was full of various forecasts, including the fears on possible Georgia‘s return to Russia‘s influence.

  Obama vs. Romney: Between two geopolitical illusions

Maksym Khylko is a Research Fellow at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, PhD in Philosophy and MA in International Relations
2012 10 29

Obama's and Romney's ratings in polls are close enough to keep the intrigue until the voting day. But it is already clear that whoever heads the U.S. for the next four years, it will be extremely difficult for him to achieve the outlined foreign policy priorities.

  Welcome Speech at the Conference "The merits of Regional cooperation – the case of South Asia"

Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Member of the European Parliament
2012 10 12

When one turns his mind to tales and dreamlands of his young years, and also to romantic literature about great geographical discoveries, the high southern seas and ships of brave sailors come back like moving calls and pictures of once for ever excited imagination.

  The Post-Soviet TV Experts

Dr. Andreas Umland, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Departament of Political Science
2012 10 09

Why has the economic and political modernization in the former Soviet republics more often than not gone wrong? Political scientists, sociologists, and economists, from around the world, have given a variety of more or less complicated answers to this question.

  Will Scotland strike the final blow to British Empire?

Antanas A. Terleckas
2012 09 24

Since 1707 Scotland is part of the Kingdom of Great Britain, but Scottish Parliament has the power over a majority of domestic affairs from Great Britain’s Westminster Parliament. At the 2011 Parliamentary election, the Scottish National Party – the nationalists advocating secession from the United Kingdom - won a landslide victory and formed a majority government in the Parliament.

  Paradox of multiculturalism: tolerance for the intolerant?

Rimvydas Ragauskas
2012 09 10

In October 2010 the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel announced that multiculturalism in Germany has “utterly failed”. This announcement reflected general moods in the crisis-driven EU, but the most important thing was that these words were said by the leader of Germany– she always tried to avoid sharp statements toward foreign-born people.

  South Sudan: the baby unable to walk

Antanas A. Terleckas
2012 08 27

On 9 July 2011 South Sudan separated from Sudan and soon was recognized by the international community. However, today the country has more problems than the majority of other African countries.

  Sports and politics

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2012 08 20

The London Olympic Games provide a good opportunity to talk about the relationship between sports and politics. There are several aspects behind this subject.

  The Toy story (1)

Viktor Denisenko
2012 08 13

A light plane secretly crosses the border of Lithuania and Belarus, approaches Minsk, drops scores of teddy bears over Belarusian territory protesting the country’s poor human rights and restriction of freedom of speech, and returns secretly to Lithuania. Executors of the campaign were the Swedish who later presented the evidence of the flight.

  Something about American exceptionalism: history and current guidelines

Dmitrijus Babičius
2012 07 30

Professor J. Alamgiras of Massachusetts University, analysing Chinese-Indian trade relations, made a simple, but a valuable conclusion: conflicts between states, societies or economic relations are rarely ruled by merely pragmatic calculations, and their actions are often determined by national identity and ideology. This approach proves remarkably accurate when it comes to U.S. foreign policy.

  Egypt after the presidential election

Viktor Denisenko
2012 07 16

Political situation in Egypt after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak is still politically unstable. The presidential election with politicians representing two different powers in the second round should have become a step toward stability. Ahmed Shafiq was the last prime minister of the “Mubarak era”; he is related to the overthrown regime and has connections with the army which eventually ousted Mubarak.

  Syria– Chessboard for the Great Powers

Antanas A. Terleckas
2012 07 02

Mass anti-Government protests in Tunisia have spread rapidly through North African and Middle East states. In some of them, e.g. in Morocco, the protests have soon ended; in Egypt and Libya thousands of people were killed. The world has been following the events in Syria where protests have been lasting from January 2011.

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (41)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (67)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (23)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.


The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.

Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.


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