MARIUS LAURINAVIČIUS Is as Senior Expert at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis.  Previously he lived in Washington DC where he worked at the Center for European Policy Analysis and served as a fellow at the Hudson Institute.  He’s the author of “Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare” and “A Guide to the Russian Tool Box of Election Meddling: a Platform to Analyse the Long Term Comprehensive Kremlin Strategy of Malign Influence”.

Before moving to think-tank business M.Laurinavičius had worked for the largest Lithuanian media group 'Lietuvos Rytas' for almost 22 year. Back over the years working as journalist Marius Laurinavičius has become Lithuania’s leading foreign and security expert. His many contributions has been recognized by Lithuanian political leadership as well, as he received several official awards for his contribution for Lithuanian foreign policy. He has a master degree from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University