Cover Osteuropa 2/2012

In Osteuropa 2/2012

State of Shock
The Czech Republic and the New U.S. Foreign Policy

Jan Eichler, Vít Střítecký

Deutsche Fassung


Large parts of the Czech foreign policy establishment are fixated on the United States. These circles have no answer for the United States’ declining interest in Europe. The improvement in relations between Washington and Moscow therefore caused a shock in Prague. There is still no new strategic concept. Instead, the Atlanticists are searching for ersatz issues so they can hold their rhetorical positions: tactical nuclear weapons, energy security, and policy towards Israel.

(Osteuropa 2/2012, pp. 81–92)