The original purpose of the Visegrad initiative was for the four re-emerging Central European democracies to coordinate their pursuit of NATO and EU membership. However, since achieving its primary targets, the V4 has proved unable to coordinate the disparate foreign policies of its members and lacks a clear geopolitical identity.
While competitive geopolitics has returned to Central Europe with a vengeance through Russia’s pursuit of a new Moscow-centred “pole of power,” the V4’s response has been tepid and rudderless. Worse still, the region has exposed itself to Kremlin inroads through economic, political and intelligence penetration. In sum, Visegrad has become a …read more
Source: Visegrad Insight