The Power Vertical Podcast Talks With Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius

Having a hostile neighbor causes you to be vigilant. Being close to a threat focuses your mind. And being a small country forces you to be resourceful and innovative.

Perhaps nowhere are these things more evident than in the Baltic states. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have all turned vulnerability into a virtue—and have become leaders in resisting Russian revanchism, aggression, and malign influence.

We can all learn a lot from them. So, let’s learn.

Joining Brian Whitmore for a special episode of the Power Vertical podcast are guests Linas Linkevičius, Lithuania’s foreign minister, and CEPA President Peter B. Doran.



Photo: “Visit to Lithuania by NATO SG” by NATO under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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February 8, 2019

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.