Here we represent the text by EESC intern, which overviews the Baltic Security Situation though the perspective of relevant geopolitical events. The paper analyzes: which regional security threats are foreseen, which strategies to eliminate these threats are implemented and which questions are left behind the boundaries of discussions. The first part overviews two main factors of the threats to security: traditional military aggression of Russia and the company of hybrid war implemented by Kremlin. The second part shortly overviews the actions causing danger to security which are usualy ignored in the dominant discourse: it is economical, political and social climate of Baltic states as well as the lack of tri-pary cooperation.
Linas Kojala has been named the new Director of Eastern Europe studies centre, starting from the July 1st, 2016. He replaces Acting Director dr. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, who will pursue a career in politics, though will stay in EESC as a Senior Analyst for the time being.
The representatives of EESC have participated in the international conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region”, where the influence of rift between Russia and the West, and the threat to Baltic countries were discussed. The participants of the conference expressed concern and signed a call for strengthening cooperation between Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine, with the emphasis on determination of threats from Russia and development of deterrence instruments.
In the fourth issue of “Prism.UA” we are pleased to present the analysis by Sergiy Gerasymchuk from Strategic and Security Studies Group. The author provides an overview of the general approaches of the stakeholders in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and broader – regional and even global – conclusions concerning Russia’s aspirations. The author argues that “the crisis in Ukraine” is only a small part of the geopolitical puzzle that Russia is playing in global affairs.
Polish Defence Policy: Domestic and Foreign Challenges. Albert Komar, The Eastern Pulse No 9 (66)November 16, 2016, 18:24