Tag: Lithuania

Refugees stuck between Poland and Belarus

Weaponised Refugees And Hybrid Attacks

Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists.  The Australian approach politicises their plight by arguing that they are illegitimate depending on the way they arrive, namely, by boat.  The twentieth anniversary of the MV Tampa’s attempt to dock at Christmas Island with over 400 such […]

Emergence of Right Sector in Lithuania

One of the consequences of the geopolitical changes that has come to characterize modern civil society has been the surge in popularity of paramilitary units across Europe. This phenomenon is particularly observable in the Baltic States concerned about the rise of Russia’s military activity. The Lithuanian Riflemen’ Union is a […]

Lithuania needs its own antiterrorist strategy

Following tragic terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 the Lithuanian prime minister summoned Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis and State Security Department Darius Jauniškis for an urgent meeting on security. According to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, it focused on ways to contribute to international efforts against terrorism as […]