I’ve been asked about a few updates to the dual citizenship project that was called about a year ago by outgoing president Valdas Adamkus. The idea was to figure out a way to grant dual citizenship to emigrants, whose foreign born babies would be dual citizens, without going afoul of the Constitutional Court’s decision back […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 4th, 2009

Other than the Lithuanian President’s decision last month not to grant citizenship to ice dancer Katherine Copely, things have been rather quiet on the citizenship front. However, this week, there is some news. The current citizenship law in Lithuania adopted in mid-2008, which has been the basis of my popular “Guide to a Passport” series, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 4th, 2008

Everything I know about military tactics I learned from playing Civ4. In other words, I don’t know much at all about military tactics. But there are two situations that always annoy me when playing the game that I try to avoid. The first situation is the small attack met with large counterattack. This is, in […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on August 28th, 2008

In my earlier post on the conflict over South Ossetia, Darius wrote back with a comment, the response to which will be this post. My initial question was regarding the specifically “Lithuanian” interest in supporting Georgia, but Darius responded that the pro-Georgian position is hardly surprising—in fact, it is the default, Western, mainstream position (especially […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on August 13th, 2008

[UPDATE: I’ve cleaned up this post for style and have added some links, now that I am in front of my own computer in Brussels.] I first heard of the incidents in the Caucasus (South Ossetian provocation leading to Georgian shelling leading to Russian response, which has included crossing into Georgia proper) while hidden in […]

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