Lithuania in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: Achievements, Failures and Prospects (2010)

Project leaders

Dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė, dr. Kęstutis Paulauskas

Project duration

September - December, 2010
Grant giver
NATO Public Diplomacy Division
Project description

Lithuanian membership in the Alliance gradually becomes the matter-of-course: the long and fairly difficult road to membership is left behind and today lithuanian academia, politicians and media hardly discuss in public either Lithuanian actions in NATO, or the evolution of NATO itself.

More than 10 years have passed since the last significant Lithuanian publication on NATO. The forthcoming Lisbon summit during which the new NATO strategic concept is to be adopted makes the great occasion for reviving public and academic debates on NATO, its place in Lithuanian security policy and Lithuanian role in the Alliance. To this end the collection of papers by Lithuanian scientists, diplomats, officers, officials of the MFA and MND who were contributing to Lithuanian NATO memebership is being compiled. The book will be published in Lithuanian and English. The concise editions of these papers will appear on Lithuanian news website from September to November. Finally, the round-table discussion will be held in late November just before the Lisbon Summit.

Project team
Linas Linkevičius, Vaidotas Urbelis, Vytautas Leškevičius dr. Jovita Pranevičiūtė, Gediminas Varvuolis, Ieva Karpavičiūtė, Evaldas Ignatavičius, Liliana Jaroslavska, Martynas Zapolskis, dr. Arūnas Molis, Tomas Jermalavičius, prof. Raimundas Lopata, prof. Evaldas Nekrašas, dr. Tomas Janeliūnas, dr. Nerijus Maliukevičius, dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė, dr. Kęstutis Paulauskas
Participant institutions


Project materials Book In Search of NATO in Lithuania: Achievements, Failures, and Prospects. Summaries can be found here.