Like West Berlin used to be, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania now find themselves on the front line. Eastern Europe is looking forward to President Obama's visit. But can he defuse the crisis?
In order for his policy to pay, the American president firstly needs some visible results obtained through the policy of soft power (not violent) and progressive pressure.
The Americans leave and, in a macabre substitution of circumstances, appear to be in chaos and state of disorientation. We have been waiting for a multipolar world, with counterweights and various powers, but we only see a retreat in which we inherit a vacuum.
Obama’s description of Putin as a naughty boy sitting in the back row clearly indicates Washington's policies toward Moscow.