Eastern Europe may switch stance on war in Iraq

  • 2003-01-30
PRAGUEHailed by Washington as America's best friends in Europe, Poland, Hungary and other central European former members of the Soviet-era Warsaw Pact are among the most vocal supporters of a possible U.S.-led war on Iraq.But perhaps not for long. Next year, when many of them are set to join the European Union, analysts predict their enthusiasm for U.S. foreign policy will begin to wane.Still fearful of Russia in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse, the former communist states forged close alliances in the early 1990s with the United States which, as the only remaining superpower,...
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