• 2008-05-08
Turning a page in diplomatic history, Lithuania on April 29 blocked a mandate for the European Union to sign a new partnership agreement with Russia. For such a small country, it was more than a courageous step; it was a coming of age, a full-and-true assertion of its membership rights. Many are claiming that Lithuania has behaved selfishly, myopically, but they miss the point. The Baltic state acted out of desperation, and in large part because of the very people now pointing the finger. How else, except with its back to the wall, would a miniscule country of 3.4 million tell a group of al...
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