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.

7 February 2022

E10: The UAE’s Green Project with the UAE Ambassador

In episode 10, Viktorija speaks to His Excellency Mansoor Abulhoul about the UAE’s green agenda and the environment
7 February 2022

E9: The Aid Debate with Ryan Henson and James Rogers

In episode 9, Viktorija speaks to Ryan Henson and James Rogers. They discuss the ongoing debate surrounding the United Kingdom’s aid commitments
7 February 2022

E8: Carbon Borders with William Young

In Episode 8, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė speaks to William Young, Director of Bloomberg NEF, about carbon leakage and carbon borders
20 December 2021

Belarus’ leader goes rogue

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė explains what measures Euro-Atlantic countries should take to curtail the increasingly unruly behaviour of Belarus’ regime
7 February 2022

E7: Russian Land-Grabs with the Ukrainian Ambassador

In Episode Seven of Geostrategy360°, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė speaks to Vadym Prystaiko, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
7 February 2022

E6: The Polar Regions with James Gray MP

In Episode Six of Geostrategy360°, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė interviews James Gray MP about security in the Polar regions
3 February 2022

E5: Interview with the Acting Canadian High Commissioner

In Episode Five of Geostrategy360°, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė talks with the Acting Canadian High Commissioner about British-Canadian relations
16 December 2021

China’s influence in Europe takes a Baltic hit

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė assesses the geopolitical implications of Lithuania and Estonia’s decision to downgrade relations with China
3 February 2022

E4: The Integrated Review with Tobias Ellwood MP

In Episode Four of Geostrategy360°, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė talks with Tobias Ellwood MP about the Integrated Review and the Defence Command Paper
3 February 2022

E3: The Indo-Pacific Tilt with Charles Parton OBE

In this third episode of Geostrategy360° Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė talks with Charles Parton about China and what China wants to get out of Britain