RIGA - The Cold War between Russia and the West will return if NATO expands to include the Baltic states, according to a prestigious Washington-based foreign policy think tank. "We should not confuse a hibernating bear with a bear that is dead," Ted Carpenter, vice president of the defense and foreign policy studies department of the Cato Institute, told listeners of the Voice of America's "Encounter" program March 14.Earlier this month, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic became the first nations of the former Eastern Bloc to become full NATO members. Nine other former Eastern Bloc nati...
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