But this hysterical argument is effectively used by Vladimir Putin to force the West into submission.
Edward Lucas is director of the Baltic Sea Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a think-tank with offices in Warsaw and Washington, DC. He is a senior editor at The Economist.
Putin’s aggressive behavior toward the Baltics is forcing Swedish and Finnish skeptics to rethink membership in the Western alliance.
A dodgy imprint has compiled old material by several U.S. and British analysts, without their permission. The aim is pro-Putin spin.
The crises in Greece and Ukraine prove that greater, not less, integration into Europe is the answer.
The Balts, Nordics and Poles have a rare collective opportunity to team up with NATO against Putin. But will they?