Russia and the Baltic: Is There a Threat to European Security?
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian troops still remain in the Baltic. The author examines the current problems of Russian troop withdrawals from this region, which are progressing too slowly for the Baltic states, and Russian charges that the Baltic states are discriminating against Russians residing in the region. He recommends a U.S.-backed Western initiative to help resolve the disputes in such a way that answers both sides legitimate and basic interests, as well as those of the United States. After considering the issues between Russia and the Baltic states and their ramifications, the author analyzes the regional context of developments among the littoral states of the Baltic Sea and, on that basis, suggests an initiative that might help resolve this conflict peacefully.... Soviet Union, Baltic states, Russia, Domestic and foreign policy, U.S. interests.
- Government and Political Science