Course correction in Czech foreign policy

The CR is a member of Nato and the EU but has been moving inch by inch toward Russia.

The Communists were until last week propping up the Babiš government, the contract for

the Dukovany nuclear plant seemed to be going in Rosatom's favor, local companies were

helping with Nord Stream 2, and Pres. Miloš Zeman was scheming to remove the CIA's top

collaborator in Prague, Dir. Michal Koudelka of BIS. That was before the Czech government

expelled 18 Russian diplomats for a "reasonable suspicion" of being behind two explosions

in late 2014. The shocking announcement on Sat. came as U.S.-Russian tension was rising to

its highest level in decades, and as Joe Biden was promising to "be more effective in dealing

with Russia when [working] in coalition and coordination with other like-minded part-

ners." This coordination has now led to a sudden course correction in Czech foreign policy.

Keep in mind, though, that the average correction on Wall Street only lasts 3-4 months.


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