October 2015

Lithuanian and Swedish Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral partnership and joint initiatives

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström to discuss bilateral partnership, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, regional security, cooperation in the region and in the fields of strategic communication, energy and transport.

The problem of sharing water resources in Central Asia


By Arthur Dunn

The problem of sharing water resources in Central Asia does not lose its relevance. Over 20 years of independence of the countries in the region managed to avoid large-scale conflicts in this area. However, the ongoing debate about changing the mode of operation of transboundary rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya creates a disturbing backdrop of uncertainty and a concern for the future. 

Partners in Leadership? Germany and the United States 25 Years After Unification

By Stephen Szabo

President George HW Bush called for Germany to be a Partner in Leadership with the United States in May 1989, six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He did this in anticipation of the changes that were building, sensing that with the end of the Cold War, Germany would be the central power in Europe. Chancellor Helmut Kohl was reluctant to take on this role, and this reluctance has characterized Germany ever since. Today, the United States looks to Germany to provide leadership to a Europe adrift. Germany stands as one of the few successful countries in Europe with a stable leadership while France and Britain seem shadows of the countries they were in 1990, with the European Union unable to fill the gap.