27 May: Discussion with Brian Whitmore “Russia and the West: A New Era of Conflict?”
- 15 May 2019
Do Lithuanian and the U.S. policies towards Russia coincide? What are the main similarities and differences? War in Ukraine and Russian interference into the U.S. Presidential election forced the U.S. to reassess Russia-posed threats. How did U.S. foreign and security policies change in relation to these events? President Donald Trump has met his Russian counterpart for several occasions. What impact did these meetings, as well as characters of both presidents, have on bilateral U.S. – Russia relations? Furthermore, given that Lithuania sees the U.S. and NATO membership as main guarantors of its security, do Western sanctions against Russia work? What else could the international community do to ensure Europe’s territorial integrity and safety of people?