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EESC presents monography on Russia's foreign policy January 06, 2017, 13:08
Eastern Europe Studies Centre presents a monography "Scenarios of Russia's Development: Implications for the Lithuanian and Regional Security", which is an outcome of a research funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.
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Baltic Security Situation: A Short Overview September 19, 2016, 11:54

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.

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L. Kojala is the new Director of EESC July 04, 2016, 18:16

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.

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International conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region” March 03, 2016, 12:44

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.

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Monthly Digest on Ukraine PRISM.UA November 13, 2015, 13:23

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. 

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EESC presented monograph “Scenarios of Russia's Development” in Vilnius Book Fair February 24, 2017, 13:42
On February 23 analysts of Eastern European Studies Centre (EESC) alongside with researchers from Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences (IIRPS) in the 18-th annual Vilnius book fair presented monograph “Scenarios of Russia's Development: Implications for the Lithuanian and Regional Security”, which was released in the end of 2016. Monograph was presented and discussed by 4 of its authors: director of EESC Linas Kojala, EESC analyst Vytautas Keršanskas, IIRPS professor Tomas Janeliūnas and IIRPS associate professor Laurynas Jonavičius.
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Discussion and pooling results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election January 27, 2017, 14:40
On January 27, EESC in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute in Vilnius organised a discussion with a policy strategist David Mermin, who provided an extensive analysis of pooling results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The event was attended by representatives of the Lithuanian governmental institutions, Vilnius-based diplomatic corps, media, business and academia. According to Mermin, one of the main factors, which implemented the voter consensus during the election was the public conviction that the U.S. have been heading in the wrong direction for a record time.
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Global Belarusians Meeting in Vilnius June 23, 2016, 18:36
EESC in cooperation with partners is organizing the Global Belarusians Meeting, which takes place on 29 June - 1 July 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Meeting will gather renowned Belarusian historians and experts of Belarusian culture and identity from Belarus, Lithuania and other countries. Discussions about a joint Lithuanian - Belarusian past, the Belarusian European identity, and contemporary Belarusian culture will take place. Please see a descriptive program here.
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Meeting with the Levada Centre expert Natalia Zorkaya May 17, 2016, 12:12
On May 17, EESC hosted a meeting with Natalia Zorkaya, Director of the Socio-political Research Department at the Levada Center. During the meeting, Ms Zorkaya presented the latest findings of the public opinion polls in Russia, which reflected a dominant mood of Russian citizens regarding the quality of life and approval for President. International processes were also included and revealed that last year’s confrontation between Russia and the EU negatively affected Russian population’s perception of Russia as a European country.
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EESC announces registration to the United Students of Belarus Rally 2016 April 29, 2016, 13:54
EESC invites Belarusian youth studying in Belarus and abroad to apply for the 9th United Students of Belarus (USB) Rally scheduled to take place on June 29- July 1, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year USB Rally will be devoted to fostering intercultural dialogue and defining Belarus’ European identity. Historical memory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and a long-running friendship between Belarus and Lithuania will be used to inspire lively and reciprocal conversations, as well as unique experiences of different Belarusian diasporas, including of those of the USB Rally participants.
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