Russian Aggression and the Resurrection of Central Europe
The rapid reaction of countries like the Czech Republic and Poland has led to a sense of triumphalism, driven by a belief in moral superiority. In their article, Daniel Šitera and Jakub Eberle focus on the relationship between Central European countries and the EU.
Central Europe has seized an opportunity to shine again by unequivocally siding with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. This has created a vanguard within the EU, putting pressure on often hesitant Western European states.
The rapid reaction of countries like the Czech Republic and Poland has led to a sense of triumphalism, driven by a belief in moral superiority. While this is a legitimate response to earlier marginalization, it risks polarizing Central Europe and neglecting important relations with other EU and NATO states. The new Central European triumphalism is based on a conservative approach to Atlanticism, with deepened economic and military cooperation with the US and UK.
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