Analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them


Review Oct 24, 2022
China and Southeast Asia 2022/3

The report on human rights in Xinjiang, released at the last minute by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, was an unpleasant blow to China’s leadership, which had considered her last visit a success.

Raigirdas Boruta
Review Oct 17, 2022
Belarusian trends 2022-3

The Lukashenko regime continues to persecute those involved in the protests during the 2020 presidential elections, as well as those who speak out against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Anton Achremov
Review Jul 25, 2022
China and South-East Asia 2022/02

While the COVID outbreak in Shanghai and Beijing is considered contained, considerable tensions and uncertainty remain in society due to the fact that severe restrictions can be reapplied at any time.

Raigirdas Boruta
All publications

NATO 2023

Bulletin Apr 01, 2022
NATO Madrid Summit 2022: A Spanish Overview

In the preceding NATO Summit held in Brussels, on June 2021, the allied countries endorsed the document “NATO 2030”, a programme designed to develop more political and military strength, as well as a more global organisation in order to face the multiple threats and challenges of the new strategic context.

Rafael José De Espona
More reviews

Media library

Video recording Feb 08, 2022
NATO Enhanced Forward Presence: Vital Element of Deterrence in the Baltic States and Poland

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre, together with the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, invite you to follow the international conference “NATO Enhanced Forward Presence: Vital Element of Deterrence in the Baltic States and Poland” to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Lithuania, which is organized at the Palace of the Grand Dukes. The conference discusses the results achieved by the unit in strengthening the defense of the Lithuanian and Eastern NATO flank, how current geopolitical challenges may affect its activities, and how the battalion is prepared to withstand the emerging conventional and unconventional threats facing NATO members.

Research programmes of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre

The aim of the research programmes is to analyse the most important processes in international politics, security and economics, to understand their impact on Lithuania, to make recommendations to decision-makers and to inform the general public. The content of the programmes includes the preparation of analytical studies and publications, the organisation of conferences, and the production of visual material. Analytical work is carried out by leading Lithuanian and foreign experts.