• 2003-05-08
Baltic leaders have probably never felt so flattered, yet so flustered, in their short post-Soviet history. The rift in U.S.-European relations has them playing the role of a parvenu darling stuck between two enormously powerful suitors, both of whom they want to impress. For one suitor can best ensure economic prosperity, while the other - protection.The situation is indeed precarious, and the Baltic states are doing an admirable job balancing their interests. On May 8 the foreign ministers will be received by President George W. Bush as the U.S. Senate ratifies NATO expansion to include s...
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