08 Oct 2009

Obama’s Missile U-Turn

Roderick Kefferpütz

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This Commentary examines the motivations behind President Obama’s controversial decision to abandon plans for a missile defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic and assesses its consequences for US-EU relations as well as for relations between Western and Eastern Europe. Roderick Kefferpütz is Programme Coordinator at the European Union Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a think-tank and policy network affiliated with the German Green Party.