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  Tension Spring in North Caucasus

Viktor Denisenko
2012 10 01

Russia’s North Caucasus region is still the area of focus. Processes taking place in the region indicate that it is unlikely to achieve sustainable peace and stability, whereas destabilizing events squeeze the tension spring which might straighten in the form of a new armed conflict.

  Teddy bear campaign: the attitude of Belarus

Prepared by Vaidotas Šernius
2012 09 17

Although the teddy bear incident took place on 4th June, this theme is still being escalated. The Centre for Geopolitical Studies presents the interview with the domestic policy expert Paulyuk Bykowski on the above issue.

  Cybernetic (in)security: situation in the Baltic States

Vaiva Sapetkaitė, Institute of International Relations and Political Science Vilnius University
2012 08 06

The idea of Information-an open, educated and learning- Society has become one of the goals of the countries around the world and international organizations. The EU and its member state Lithuania are not an exception. All EU Member States have their National Information Society Development Programmes, and at the EU level it is regulated by the Lisbon Strategy and the eEurope Action Plan.

  Unrestful Middle East triangle

Arūnas Spraunius
2012 06 04

It is considered that positions of the United States in the Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan triangle will decrease significantly when Western allies withdraw the troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Russia and India have been actively observing the processes taking place in the triangle.

  Who is afraid of the Internet?

Viktor Denisenko
2012 04 23

The Internet has not only expanded global communication opportunities but also had major impact on the political processes. This was especially evident during the Arab Spring events in 2011. Thus the actual power of the Internet is still one of the major issues of discussions.

  Who benefits from a war with Iran?

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2012 02 27

The Near East is at the threshold of war. This time with Iran. The world is suffering from one of its worst economic crisis, but the West with its actions against Tehran complicates the situation. Tehran speeds up the arms race and threatens closing the Strait of Hormuz, and this will inevitably affect the increase of oil prices.

  The Baltic Tigers after 20 years: is Russia extending a helping hand?

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2012 01 23

On the New Year eve the Russian media started escalating the issue of Baltic countries’ future and their place in the region. The forecasts concerning future of the three Baltic States are far from promising. Yet most importantly, the efforts are made to withdraw Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the general European context by suggesting Eastern values to these countries.

  Iskander conquers larger territories

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2011 12 19

When Russia needs to frighten Washington on “adequate response” concerning the plans to deploy the U.S. missile defense system (MDS) in Eastern Europe, Moscow immediately raises the subject of nuclear armament. It seems that the time for intimidation has come today.

  A weak link within Russian arms trade

Stanislovas Stasiulis
2011 11 28

Russian military-industrial complex is facing major challenges, and this is not only due to the beginning of arms import from the West, but also to the criticism of military authorities and politicians toward Russian military technology. The top commander of Russia's ground forces claimed that domestically produced weapons are inferior to those used by Chinese and NATO troops.
  Military futurology: preparation for the future wars (1)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2011 10 24

We do not yet know precisely what the future wars will look like, but it is obvious that a significant part of current weapons is obsolete. In order to realize what kind of weapons will be necessary for the world’s most powerful armies, we must discuss the nature of future wars.

  Why Russia is against the deployment of the US AMD system in Europe?

Aivaras Bagdonas, VU TSPMI doktorantas
2011 10 10

The decision of the United States at the beginning of the last to revise the plans for the deployment of the anti-missile defense (AMD) system in Europe didn’t mitigate Moscow’s rhetoric. In January 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that if the U.S. deploys own AMD components in Europe, Moscow might pull out of the new START Treaty.

  Nuclear proliferation problems

Jurgita Laurinėnaitė
2011 08 22

So far during the war atomic bombs (in the broad sense nuclear weapons) were used twice: in August 1945 the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Today beside the U.S, the countries like Russia, Great Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea are also believed to have nuclear weapons.

  If WW III breaks out tomorrow/or what happens if China decides to get hold of Russian Siberia and Far East?

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2011 08 19

Today military actions between Russia and China hardly seem possible, but this doesn’t mean that future events might not take the opposite direction. Several questions arise in this context: does China consider the neighboring Russian lands as own territory and is going to occupy them? What could make China take this step? And what consequences could result from this?

  Secret services

Ieva Lekavičiūtė
2010 11 15

Life of spies excites the imagination by various adventures, exotic trips, luxury and everyday risk. As in the movies about James Bond. However, today the cult of spies seems to be declining: the attitude of media and society toward Bond‘s colleagues is mostly negative.

  Afghanistan: the war has reached a„critical point“

Jurgita Laurinėnaitė
2010 09 06

The war in Afghanistan has been continuing for nearly a decade, however, it doesn‘t seem to end successfully both, for the United States and for its allies: July of this year has become the month which witnessed the largest number of the killed American soldiers.

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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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