Expelled Ambassadors and Europe’s Brezhnevization

March 1, 2012 by

The diplomatic ballet between Minsk and the European Union - Minsk expels two European ambassadors, and the EU in response recalls all of its ambassadors to Belarus - is a caricature of what is happening between Europe and the embattled Middle East (Syria, for one), and indeed between Europe and the rest of “non-Western” world. This is a sad example of the EU responding simply because it feels it must.