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Lithuanian president to meet with Mission Siberia team

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with the Mission Siberia team on Monday. This continues the tradition, set up by former President Dalia Grybauskaite, of annual meetings with participants of the mission before the start of each expedition, Aistis Zabarauskas, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “We just continue the tradition”, he said. This year’s ten-day expedition is set to begin on July 17. Just as last year, the participants of…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe Wednesday, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed on July 17, 2014, when a missile shattered the…

Lithuanian-led arms control inspection team to conduct evaluation visit to a Kaliningrad-based military unit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Lithuanian-led international arms control inspection team is conducting a visit to the 79th Guards Separate Motor Rifle Brigade in Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation on February 12-13. Arms control inspectors from Lithuania, France, and the United States will carry out an evaluation visit to a military unit in accordance with the Vienna Document 2011. During the verification visit arms control inspectors of Lithuania, France, and the U.S. will…

Ben Hodges of CEPA and James Sherr Join the ICDS Team

By ICDS on Monday, January 21, 2019

Ben Hodges, former commander of the US Army in Europe and Pershing chair in strategic studies at CEPA, has joined the team of non-resident fellows at the International Centre for Defence and Security Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition, internationally renowned expert on Russia and Ukraine James Sherr has become a senior research fellow at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute of the ICDS. Hodges served as commanding general of…

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

By Tim Ross on Saturday, August 18, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in her party. According to people familiar with the situation, the U.K. is working on options to avoid a hard border with Ireland, the issue that’s become the biggest obstacle to an orderly divorce. One idea…