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Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

So far the intensification of political contacts has not been accompanied by the dynamic influx of Chinese investment which the region’s governments expected.

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

Barack Obama's visit to Stockholm is a symbolic token of recognition from the US to Sweden and the Nordic states which, despite being a small actor on the international arena (25 million inhabitants in total), are highly active within…

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

Sweden is thus interested in new forms of military co-operation with NATO. It sees the growing significance of the NATO Response Force, which after 2014 will contribute to maintaining interoperability of NATO member states as part of…

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On 9 May the Latvian parliament adopted amendments to the citizenship law following two years of work. The amendments concern above all the possibility of dual citizenship. The amended law enters into force in October 2013 and lays out…

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

On 22 April, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet carried a story that two Russian Tu-22M3 bombers escorted by four Su-27 fighter aircraft took part in exercises at night on 29/30 March in international airspace,…

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On 12 April the Lithuanian media reported that there was a draft memorandum between the Lithuanian government and Russia’s Gazprom. According to this document Gazprom would reduce the price of gas by 20%. In exchange the Algirdas…

Point of View | | Justyna Gotkowska

Sweden finds itself in the midst of the most heated debates about defence policy and the direction of military reforms since the end of the Cold War, as Stockholm faces the challenge of finding a new military security formula.

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

The statements made last December by the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces – that in case of limited armed attack Sweden would be able to defend itself for one week – have led to heated public discussions about Sweden’s…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
On 31 January, the Latvian parliament passed a governmental plan setting the rules for the introduction of the euro (the government coalition cast 52 of the 100 votes). According to this plan, the euro will replace the lats on 1…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

For years now Belarus has been a key economic partner for Lithuania and Latvia. These two Baltic states have well-developed port infrastructure and thus provide what are the geographically closest and also the cheapest exit to…