February 2013

Electricity policy in the Baltic States: On the Eve of Decisive Decisions

By Vaiva Sapetkaitė

Several major energy projects are currently implemented in the Baltic Region. However, due to their complex nature and long implementation period the internal changes or changes in the international environment might determine long delays or even termination of project implementation. For instance, the referendum on the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (VNPP) left the countries in uncertainty and made them consider alternative ways to ensure energy independence.

Nuclear Weapons and War in 100 Years

By Alexander Savelyev

What role will nuclear arms play in the long-term? And how will they affect future wars? Most likely, in 100 years’ time they will still be in the arsenals. In order to preserve international security, a two-pronged approach should be taken: extending the rigid limitations on military planning at all strategic levels and boosting the nontraditional arms race, primarily in cyber and space-based offensive and defensive systems. 

The Process Move Forward

By Alina Kantor

It seems that Switzerland seriously has decided to improve its international image by dealing with oligarchs with dark past, claiming to live in comfortable cantons. The Khrapunovs clan is one of the families, trapped under close focus of Geneva prosecutors.