Germany Emphasizes Eastern Europe’s Independence

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

After Ukraine’s recent turn toward Russia, Germany has stepped up to remind Eastern Europe and Russia that these states have the independence to choose their own allegiances. Writing in a recent CNN opinion editorial, Ulrich Speck, a contributor to AGI’s analysis, explains how this step toward Russia benefits the Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, but that this renewed relationship is a double-edged sword, potentially pushing the country to the brink of a repeat of 2004’s “Orange Revolution.”

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