Regions / Europe & Central Asia

As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
The EU should neither be treated as a partner superpower with whom the U.S. can share the spoils of unfettered trade nor should it be underestimated as a subordinate global power.
President Bill Clinton's visit to NATO allies Greece and Turkey is raising new questions about the ongoing strategic relationship the United States has with these two historic rivals
Washington's support of the establishment of a credible coalition government -- including political leaders of all the various ethnic communities -- would represent a clear signal that the U.S. is sincerely interested in establishing a multiethnic Kosovo.

NATO at 50

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact invalidated NATO’s original mandate and prompted a search for a new approach to European security.

Aid to Russia

When the Soviet Union abruptly ceased to exist on December 25, 1991, it seemed that the West, particularly the U.S., finally had what it had always wanted--the opportunity to introduce quick, all-encompassing economic reform that would remake Russia in the West's own image.
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