Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaitė is a long time member and current chairperson of the Lithuanian Atlantic Treaty Association (LATA). As a member of LATA, she is actively involved in the execution of national and international educative initiatives, and public engagement campaigns devoted to encouraging young people’s interest in the transatlantic security dialogue and building ties among young leaders from different NATO countries. Živilė holds a Master’s degree in European Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, where she is also currently working as the international programs' coordinator.
Živilė is an author of several publications analyzing Lithuania’s commitments to NATO, NATO's role in Afghanistan after 2014, Lithuania’s energy independence, and Eastern Partnership Policy related issues. Her academic interests are transatlantic security cooperation in general and U.S. - Nordic – Baltic security cooperation in particular, NATO transformations in XXI century, and Lithuanian national security and defense policy.
Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaitė examines the priorities of NATO’s Baltic members for the 2016 NATO Summit in Poland, and their importance for regional security.
In Part 2 of this series, Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaite continues her examination of why Ukraine has not been offered a Membership Action Plan at this time.
In Part I of this series, Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaite examines why the Baltic States were invited to join NATO, and why Ukraine has not been offered a Membership Action Plan at this time.
Analyzing Eastern European security