6 September 2012
Syria: Drawing Red Lines…Collectively?
The conflict in Syria is approaching a stage where it may become much more than a challenge to the values of Western societies. It could pose a clear...
27 August 2012
Defence acquisition dilemmas, Lithuanian style
Venemaa valmistub evakueerima oma laevastiku tugipunkti Süürias Tartusis, läbis üle-eile kahin Vene uudisteagentuure. Tugipunkti personal on juba...
23 August 2012
The impact of teddy-bears on Baltic military cooperation
The Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defence of the Lithuanian Parliament, Mr Arvydas Anusauskas, was this week quoted for blaming...
23 April 2012
The protracted agony of “strategic partnership”
As recently as 2011, Poland and Lithuania still managed to insert some “strategic partnership” parlance into their language of mutual communication,...
16 April 2012
No country for uniformed men?
Over a month ago, Estonia‘s government passed a decree approving the composition of the research policy commission – a body which will draft the...
16 January 2012
The show goes on: Science and Technology at the top of the US defence strategy priorities
The new US Department of Defence (DOD) strategic guidance (“Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for the 21st Century Defense”) has been...
5 September 2011
Crossing the ‘valley of fear’: technology, economic efficiency and national security
Technology and security always had a complicated relationship. On the one hand, we rely on technology – and increasingly so – to resolve many security...
30 August 2011
Such things happen, time and again, in the air forces of various countries. The “birdies” crash once in a while, no matter how reliable and...