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.