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Mars and Venus in Action? The US and EU’s foreign relations strategies in academic discourse

, Westmead: Saxon House. Stahn, A., van Hüllen V., 2007. Different actors, different tools? Approaching EU and US democracy promotion in the Mediterranean and the Newly Independent States . Paper presented in the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Tenth Biennial International Conference, May 17–19, 2007, Montreal, Canada. Telo, M., 2007. European Union and New Regionalism: Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era , The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series, Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Telo, M., 2014

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Antidiplomacy in Russia’s policies regarding russian-speakers in the baltic states


Though Russia is a classic realist power, Russia, as its recent actions in Ukraine reveal, frequently prefers hard power to powers of attraction. In addition to traditional economic pressure and military policy, Russia also employs antidiplomatic tools to influence the Baltic states. Though Russia officially proclaims itself a democratic state, it has been developing a broad spectrum of antidiplomatic methods to legitimise Russia’s interests in post-Soviet spaces inhabited by large numbers of Russian-speakers. The clearest example of these methods appears in Russia’s use of international and regional organizations’ conferences to express and articulate its interests in protecting Russian diasporas-a phenomenon that first appeared in the Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy as part of his efforts to construct a negative image of the Baltic states, affect the Baltic states’ domestic policies, and subtly discredit their governments. Russia is positioning itself as the protector of a Russian diaspora wounded by the Baltic states’ anti-Russian policies.

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Towards Pronatalism – Baltic Family Policy in European Comparison in 2002 and 2010

, J., 2009. Old welfare state theories and new welfare regimes in Eastern Europe: Challenges and implications. Communist and Post-Communist Studies , 42(1), pp. 23-39. Ainsaar, M., 2009a. Aims, Tools and Effectiveness of Family Policy – Estonia in Comparison with West European Countries at the end of the 1990s. In: J. Aidukaite, ed. 2009. Poverty, Urbanity and Social Policy Central and Eastern Europe Compared . New York: Nova Sciences Publishers. pp. 169-182. Ainsaar, M., 2009b. Estonia. In: V. Stankuniene and D. Jasilionis eds. The Baltic countries

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When states lose territory: Georgia‘s post-2008 adjustment

:// [Accessed July 7, 2017]. Convention on Rights and Duties of States, 1933. Coppieters, B., 2012. Conflict Resolution after the 2008 Georgia-Russia War: The Taiwan and Kosovo models as tools for mobilization and comparison. Nationalities Papers, 40, pp.677-701. Cornell, S.E., 2002. Autonomy and Conflict: Ethnoterritoriality and Separatism in the South Caucasus - Cases in Georgia. Uppsala: Uppsala Universtity, Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Cornell, S.E., Starr, S.F., 2009. The Guns of

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Parliamentarism Versus Semi-Presidentialism in the Baltic States: The Causes and Consequences of Differences in the Constitutional Frameworks

: Präsidenten, Regierungen und Parlamente, in Grotz, F., Müller-Rommel (Hrsg.). Regierungssysteme in Mittel- und Osteuropa. Die neuen EU-Staaten im Vergleich . Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 68–85. Bennett, A. 2010. Process Tracing and Causal Inference. Brady H.E. and Collier, D. (Eds). Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards . 2nd ed. Lanham, MD. Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 207–219. Bielinis, L. 2011. Prezidentė . Kaunas: Kitos knygos. Bielinis, L. 2013. Prezidentė . Antra knyga . Kaunas: Kitos knygos. BNS

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