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  Brazil proceeds to surprise world with its alternative fuels

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2007 04 24

Currently Brazil is in very active relationship with the United States. During the last visit to Washington, the president of Brazil, a moderate-left Luiz da Silva and G.Bush discussed, inter alia, a very important problem for the West – alternative energy resources. 

  Operation BITE: before and afterwards

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 04 19

Talks about a war between the United States and Iran have started long time ago, however, the recent publication in one of the (not very well known) Russian newspapers „Argumenty nedeli“ was quite worrying.  The author of the article writes that „according to the Russian military intelligence, armed forces of the United States located in the Persian Gulf have practically finalized preparations for the missile and bomb attacks against Iran“.

  Political crisis map in Ukraine

Ignas Paukštys
2007 04 17

After the Orange Revolution Ukraine has become an open stage for competitions of key geopolitical actors. These competitions are a manifestation of long confrontation between the pro-Russian and pro-Western representatives of the Ukraine political elite. They are personified by two representatives of opposite political lines – V.Yushchenko and V.Yanukovich.



  What does the friendship of two dictators imply?

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2007 04 16

Belarus and Venezuela. These states differ nearly by all parameters except one – both of them are governed by the politicians dictators. Their increasing friendly relations have been observed for nearly one year, and cooperation in the sphere of energy becomes the keystone of this amiability.

  Turkmenia: the first among the equal

Vadim Dubnov
2007 04 13

Elections in Turkmenia and the beginning of the empire of Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov are interesting in that this is a good opportunity to see new political faces of the country and their political actions.

The fact that the great Turkmenbashi has not left any successors is a characteristic feature of tyranny.

  Swedish identity: between Northern countries and Europe

Kristina Puleikytė
2007 04 12

The region of Northern countries has common cultural identity. The following elements of the Northern identity could be specified: geographic location, historic relationship of the countries and societies, linguistic similarity of languages, Lutheran form of Christianity, participation in various cooperation activities of Northern countries, legal and administrative tradition, equal opportunities etc.

  The United States-India-Pakistan: a contradictory geopolitical triangle (II)

Martynas Zapolskis
2007 04 10

Disagreements of India and Pakistan are a real mystery for the international community which is unable to puzzle it out since 1947. The countries have signed declarations on strategic partnership with the United States, including, inter alia, the commitment to promote democracy, peace and security.

  Peace and war in outer space (II)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 04 09

Development of outer space policy of the United States is predetermined by two competing visions. One of them is based on the current legal regime of outer space, highlighting the importance of international cooperation as the best instrument for balancing different interests and preventing from dominance of one state in outer space. The consequence of this vision is participation of the United States in the construction of an international outer space station together with Russia, EU, Japan and Canada.

  Peace and war in outer space (I)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 04 08

The exploration and use of the outer space....shall be for peaceful purposes and shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all the countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development. The prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security.

  Geopolitical code of Georgia: the essence and possible development contours

Aurimas Liubinskas
2007 04 05

Georgia, although declaring its intention to ally with the Euro Atlantic structures, is attributed to the region of Transcaucasia and Central Asia of a geo-strategic zone of Eurasia.  Formally it can be considered as falling under the influence of Russia which is seeking to dominate in this geopolitical space.

  Political European extremists: to keep clear of them or to ignore?

Darius Varanavičius, political scientist, executive editor of the magazine "The State"
2007 04 03

During the recent decades, quite many radicals conveying strong political ambitions appeared in the Western Europe, and later in the post-Soviet space.

The dates, related to Hitler and the Russian anarchists or Bolsheviks have been ignored all over the world and especially in the European countries.

  Minsk, Kiev and Moscow: fight for democracy and its downfall

Darius Varanavičius, political scientist, executive editor of the magazine "The State"
2007 03 23

When considering the current situation in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, it becomes clear that situation of these countries in terms of democracy is different. When the above countries began the transition to democracy after the fall of the Soviet Union, their starting positions were equal – these positions can be identified according to attitudes declared by the then political elite of the countries.

  Jacques Chirac – a typical Frenchleader

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2007 03 21

On Sunday the French President Jacques Chirac said that he was not going to run for president in the presidential elections which will take place on 22 April. His decision to withdraw from active politics opens new opportunities for a new generation of politicians.

  Chechnya: a criminal under the skin of president

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2007 03 21

The rules of procedure set out by the Kremlin in 2004 on appointing governors, are valid for Chechnya as for the other Russian federal subjects: governors initially are proposed by the president, but for show are approved by local parliaments. Such a procedure was criticized by both the Russian politicians and foreign experts, however, it is already in power.

  The Frozen War or bloody peace: the search for resolution of conflictbetween Georgia and Abkhazia

Kristina Puleikytė
2007 03 21

Abkhazia is a territory of the post-soviet space, which is de facto independent state without the official international recognition. It has its own authority bodies and economy, and citizens of the region are provided with social services. Officially Abkhazia is considered part of Georgia.

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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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