Taking missile defense by the Tusks

International Relations and Security Network
May 26, 2008

To an outsider, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk must look like a foolish risktaker. After many months of negotiations and an enormous investment of time and reputation, the Poles are suddenly playing hardball with the US over missile defense. Taking a dramatic u-turn from the strategy adopted by the previous Polish government, Tusk has upped the ante, taking a defiant stand ever since a March visit to Washington. more