Russian-U.S. relations revisited

  • 2003-12-18
  • By Simonas Girdzijauskas
During the initial stages of social rebirth in the Baltic states after they reclaimed their independence in the early 1990s, it was well understood that the key to their long-term security would involve developing good relations and military alliances with democratic powers.America, the Cold War rival of the Soviet Union, seemed a perfect fit as a key strategic ally. The country had the needed mindset as Russia's contender and a great political interest in seeing the Baltic region escape Russia's sphere of influence. The position of the United States proved to be crucial in the Baltics' int...
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