25 June 2008

Re-Newed Dissent in Central Europe

I have seen a set of recent reports, mostly in alternative media, about the broad, persistent, if precarious, opposition among Czechs to the Bush administration plan to install a "missile defense" system across Central Europe. On top of problems like great financial cost and grave doubts about technological feasibility, there is the obvious fact that the Russians view this proposed system as a hostile move. And the fact that large numbers of Czechs seem not to want the system located in their country counts for a lot too. You can find brief reports on the matter in The Nation, Foreign Policy in Focus, The New Statesman, and (for those suspicious of lefty types) even U.S. News & World Report.



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