Iraq: Foreign policy priority for the Baltic states?

  • 2003-09-18
  • Egdunas Racius
"To join or not to join" the U.S.-led coalition in the occupation of Iraq ­this is a question that seems not to have been thought over properly in theBaltic states. The Lithuanian as well as Latvian and Estonian governmentssanctioned the sending of their national troops to Iraq with virtually nodebates either in the government or in public in what they meant to be agesture of loyalty to the United States. Though the contribution of theBalts in numerical terms is tiny ­ the number of soldiers from all threecountries together stationed in Iraq at any given time does not exceed 200 ­it is not ...
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