European Union

European dilemma

Print edition : April 27, 2018

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson with U.K. troops of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battle group at the military base in Tapa, Estonia, on March 25. Photo: Janis Laizans/REUTERS

Tensions between Russia and the West have ratcheted up swiftly since the Ukraine crisis of 2014, but the seeds for the discord may have been sown earlier with the E.U.’s and NATO’s deliberate expansion into eastern Europe, including former Soviet states.
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