Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė is Co-Founder and Director of Strategy at the Council on Geostrategy, where she is responsible for strategic development and external affairs of the organisation. She has recently served as a Member of a Board of a family company specialising in sustainable textiles. Previously, she worked as Strategic Relations Manager at the Henry Jackson Society and at the Lithuanian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

She holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London, and a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University.

31 March 2022

E34: ‘Global Britain’ and the Black Sea region

In Episode 34, Viktorija speaks to the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Counsellor at the British Embassy in Kyiv from 1992-1997, about our most recent policy paper on the Black Sea
23 March 2022

E33: The Balkans with Baroness Helić

In Episode 33, Viktorija speaks to Baroness Arminka Helic about the Balkan region, its past and its future amidst the conflict in Ukraine
16 March 2022

E32: Romanian perspectives on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

In Episode 32, Viktorija speaks to Iulian Chifu to explore the Romanian and Eastern European perspectives on the war in Ukraine and its consequences
9 March 2022

E31: Defence in a more competitive era with John Baron MP

In Episode 31, Viktorija speaks to John Baron MP about the need for increased defence spending amidst growing geostrategic competition around the world
11 March 2022

E30: War in Ukraine with the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP

In Episode 30, Viktorija speaks to The Rt. Hon. Tobias Ellwood MP about the war in Ukraine and what it means for the security of Europe
21 February 2022

E29: Our Oceans with EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius

In Episode 29, Viktorija speaks to the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries about enhancing the environmental security of Europe's oceans
17 February 2022

E28: British-Ukrainian relations with Sir Michael Fallon

In Episode 28, Viktorija speaks with The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon about British-Ukrainian relations and the current Russian-created crisis on Ukraine's border
4 February 2022

E27: Watching China with Charles Parton OBE

In Episode 27, Viktorija speaks with Charles Parton OBE about his recent Explainer on watching China as well as the Beijing Winter Olympics
2 February 2022

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė discusses Johnson’s trip to Ukraine

Our Director of Strategy talks with Valerie Browne about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's trip to Ukraine and British support for the country.
11 March 2022

E26: NATO in 2022 with Assistant Secretary General Jeglinskas

In Episode 26, Viktorija speaks with Giedrimas Jeglinskas, NATO's Assistant Secretary General, about what 2022 might bring for the Alliance