Tag: Lithuania

Lithuania against China

Ideology Over Economics: The Case Of Lithuania

Nowadays, political dogma trampling economic pragmatism drives European government action as shown by the imposition of Green Party ideology on Germany’s energy policy risking the deindustrialization of Europe’s leading economy. Another case is the conflict started by the Lithuanian government against China, illustrated by the Baltic country’s decision last year […]

Kaliningrad

Ukraine Peace Talks In The Cards?

Finance ministers are the pangolins in the world of international diplomacy, solitary animals and predatory, unlike foreign ministers who are like glowworms, mesmerising and gorgeous animals that create light through their tail. While the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attending G20 foreign ministers meeting in Bali a week ago […]

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 […]