WASHINGTON - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians agree that they cannot defend themselves and that no one is likely to defend them, but they disagree profoundly about the nature of the threat to their countries and about the utility of various international groups to help them meet it. Both the points of agreement and the points of disagreement are likely to make it increasingly difficult for the three Baltic governments to maintain a common position concerning their efforts to join NATO and the European Union and for the West to treat them as a single bloc rather than as three very differe...
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