When Obama came into office these countries wanted a closer relationship with Europe, NATO, and the USA. After 5 years of hope and change… They distrust the USA more than they fear their potential enemies. Friends distrust the USA and enemies disrespect it. The Obama policy of betraying friends, and trying to appease enemies doesn’t seem to work very well. I also think Obama’s policy of speaking provocatively and carrying a very small stick is unwise.
Remember, the Czech Republic had agreed to place elements of a NATO anti-ballistic missile system on its territory. This would have signified a deep mutual commitment. But Obama bowed to Russian demands, and abandoned the project leaving the Czech Republic feeling abandoned. Now the Czech Republic is trying to distance itself from NATO and the USA. Who can blame them?
Read more (clearly the source is suspect, but the facts are the facts): http://rt.com/news/163784-slovakia-no-nato-troops/