It would be an exaggeration to claim that Lithuania is in search of a foreign policy. Integration into Western security and political structures via membership in NATO and the EU has been the overriding aim of Lithuanian foreign policy since the reassertion of its independence in 1990-1991. But fine-tuning foreign policy has been more of a challenge, particularly in the last five years. Under President Valdas Adamkus, Lithuania embarked on an extremely ambitious and completely unrealistic policy of becoming a regional leader. This was accompanied by a parallel effort to present Lithuania...
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