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Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review

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What can Lithuania offer for its Security?: Foreign Policy Dilemmas in Lithuania’s Relations with the United States

Diana Jurgelevičiūtė
  • Diana Jurgelevičiūtė holds PhD in Political Science from Vilnius University and is a lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University
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Published Online: 2016-04-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lfpr-2016-0001

Abstract

Strategic partnership between states is a reciprocal exchange built on mutual commitment. The significance of the United States to Lithuania is unquestionable. However, why should the U.S. care about Lithuania? The emphasis on the U.S. interests and policies allows ignoring the question about Lithuania’s engagement and input into the partnership. Therefore, this article asks how does Lithuania contribute to the strategic partnership with the U.S.? To be precise, does Lithuania support and pledge its allegiance to the U.S. when this support goes beyond the limits of direct responsibilities of strategic partner, or even enters into a conflict with other important responsibilities or interests of the state?

Keywords: Lithuanian foreign policy; United States interests; strategic partnership; UN General Assembly; voting

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Published Online: 2016-04-22

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, ISSN (Online) 1822-9638, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lfpr-2016-0001.

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© 2015 Diana Jurgelevičiūtė, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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