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Marius Laurinavicius

BAFF Security Research Fellow

Marius Laurinavicius is the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) Security Research Fellow. His study areas include Russian domestic and foreign policy, Putin’s kleptocracy, information wars, and security in the Baltic region. Laurinavicius is considered to be one of the leading experts on Russia in Lithuania and has received several awards for his contributions to Lithuanian foreign policy. Laurinavicius holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. He spent 22 years in journalism in Lithuania and was considered one of leading journalists of the country. In 2013 he joined the Vilnius-based Eastern Europe Studies Center as a senior analyst. Before joining Hudson Institute, Marius Laurinavicius was the BAFF security research scholar based at Center for European Policy Analysis.

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Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare

Marius Laurinavicius

Soon after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the term “hybrid warfare,” gained currency in foreign policy circles throughout the world...

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Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare June 14th Event

The Threat of Kleptocracy: States Bordering the Russian Federation October 19th Event

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Marius Laurinavičius quoted in Delfi on Russian foreign policy

Marius Laurinavicius quoted in USNI News on the growing Russian threat