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Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance. Thus, the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, as well as U.S. soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry… » read more

Posted by Adomas Abromaitis

Starting with the 1950s years of the 20th century European countries has been taking efforts to unite. Europe has been living in the European Union format since signing the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. This treaty created the European Union with its pillars system, including foreign and home affairs alongside the European Community. The European states… » read more

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Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made a report on all international transfers of major arms (including sales, gifts and production under license)… » read more

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It is well known that in 2015 Lithuanian authorities reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russian Federation. It should be said, that young Lithuanians do not appreciate the idea and try to avoid the service in every possible way. They even are not afraid of penalties and imprisonment. In… » read more

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Historically, the U.S. perceives the EU as a developing organization which needs guidance and advice. Though just a few years ago Europe seemed more united and found consensus more easily, the United States managed to influence the European politics easier. Everything has changed. Europe “has grown out of children’s clothing” and has become a serious… » read more

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Russia is playing its political “chess games” not only with the U.S. and Europe. It also wants to play prominent role in South Asia, where Russia has its strategic interests either. In early November, the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported on Islamabad’s decision to repay Moscow debt. On December, 2 Russia and Pakistan signed… » read more

Posted by Adomas Abromaitis

Once the main importer of the Soviet and then Russian weapons and military equipment, India turned out to be an unstable and unreliable partner for Moscow. The breach of contracts and deals by New Delhi has become a routine and it seems that it does not surprise Russian partners. India, perfectly understanding the mutual interest… » read more

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Since the restoration of independence, new politicians have come to power in Lithuania. For the most part they are active and pro-democracy politicians. Most of them make their best to take Lithuania to a new level of development. The only problem with some of them is lack of self reliance in decision making and as… » read more

Posted by Adomas Abromaitis

The Jamestown Foundation, an influential US think tank, published a report in October – “How to defend the Baltic States” written by R.D. Hooker, Jr. The report examines NATO capability to defend its eastern flank – the Baltic States. It contains harsh criticisms towards the Baltic States which do less than they can to strengthen… » read more

Posted by Adomas Abromaitis

Lithuania’s voice in NATO is getting stronger but pushy. It uses new arguments to attract NATO attention to fulfil its individual goals. And it should be admitted that Lithuania successfully exploited its military weakness to obtain military strength. About 500 troops are deploying to new training facilities in the country and will stay through the… » read more

Posted by Adomas Abromaitis