Received: 2017-01-10  |  Accepted: 2017-03-25

Title

Threats and challenges to the security and stability of the state of Lithuania: historical perspective


Abstract

Ensuring security is one of the main functions of the state, therefore, in that area one has to deal with a wide range of threats and challenges. In the analysis of the changing security environment issues in the 21st century, it is reasonable to look at historical events and to do appropriate case studies. Lithuania in the interwar period can be considered as a very valuable case in the context of the analysis of threats to national security. Over two decades, Lithuania acquired the experience of the conventional warfare, encountered analogues of little green men, and went through military coups, civil unrest, and the consequences of economic sanctions (economic warfare); it was exposed to external intelligence and agents of influence of other states operating underground who spread subversive rumours and distributed underground newspapers and leaflets. The present paper focuses on the range of those issues.


Keywords

Lithuania, economic sanctions, war refugees, military coup, civil unrest, uprising, non-state military formations, warfare, rumours


JEL classifications

R50


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/239


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2017.6.4(12)

Authors

Jokubauskas, Vytautas
KlaipÄ—da University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2017


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

Cited

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