No president had ever been more committed to friendly relations with Russia than Bill Clinton, his former adversary inspired him. He routinely told his advisers to come up with more resources to ease Russians transformation into a free market economy. However, his hopeful out-look did not hinder Clinton from advancing another geopolitical policy of NATO enlargement that most Russians found provocative and hostile to their homeland’s spere of influence.
Realistically they asked could the U. S. deny that the advancement of NATO had an anti-Russian purpose. (Of course, several of in Clinton’s top Administrators agreed that it did; it was obvious)Wasn’t the ultimate purpose to check the Russian Bear’s influence? Many prospective members especially Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania welcomed the invitation to join the alliance in order to off-set the possibility of Russian expansion in the distant future.
Boris Yeltsin appealed to Clinton 1994 to…
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