U.S. troops arrive in Lithuania, April 2014. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
Russia and the West
The Baltics Confront Moscow’s Ambitions

Can NATO protect the Baltic countries against a non-conventional threat from a resurgent Moscow?

Published on: October 3, 2014
Janusz Bugajski is a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, DC, and author of 19 books on Europe, Russia, and Transatlantic relations. He has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
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  • Andrew Allison

    Moscow wants to emasculate NATO? As recent reports regarding the capabilities of the Western European members demonstrate, NATO has already been emasculated.

  • John Tyler

    Does anyone really believe any NATO nation will go to war to defend any of the Baltics?
    NATO is a joke and Putin knows this. He has taken the measure of the European leaders as Hitler did of Chamberlain. No need to bother about the Ober-Golfen-Fuhrer Obambi, who has as much influence in the world today as the long dead Batista.
    Further, Putin holds the energy strings of Europe ransom.
    Putin knows he must complete his plans before Obama leaves office.
    The Baltics are screwed and so is Finland.
    Welcome to the 1939 world of the Stalin-Ribbentrop Secret Protocals

  • Irakli Bokuchava

    West and NATO are enough strong to protect Baltic countries,but it will be WW III.Baltic countries anger Russia as they are promoters of Ukraine,Moldova and Georgia to the Western political and military institutions.These are alfa and omega of global resistance.Time will show is Russian so barbarian,that begins WW III.

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