Lithuania’s European Energy War

July 18, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: LithuaniaRussiaBelarusNuclear powerNATO

Lithuania’s European Energy War

Vilnius wants a new "energy iron curtain." But do its security concerns check out?

Lithuania’s resources are limited. They should be deployed to protect the common good—not financial interests of sectoral business elites.

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Lexington Institute and a national security expert specializing in Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. He worked for the RAND Corporation and publishes widely in the U.S. and international media.

Image: Steam rises at sunset from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power station at Nogent-Sur-Seine, France, November 13, 2015. The nuclear industry argues world leaders at the COP21 conference in Paris next week should not have to choose between nuclear and renewables but between low-carbon energy, including nuclear, and fossil fuels. Paris will host the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) from November 30 to December 11. Picture taken November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY