Revisiting the rhetoric surrounding NATO expansion sheds light on the current confrontation between Russia and the West.
May 24, 2017
By Connor Cleary
President Bill Clinton addresses NATO, 1994 (Image: NATO)
On December 31, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned, saying that it was time for a new generation to lead Russia. Yeltsin lamented that the dreams of the post-Cold War period did not come to pass: “For what to us seemed simple, turned out to be painfully hard. I apologize for not having lived up to the hopes of those people who believed that in one instant we could jump …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests