March 4, 2014
What Motivates Moscow? Fear of NATO
Edward Walker, Los Angeles Times
The Associated Press
The causes of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine are many, but most fundamentally its roots can be found in an enormously consequential decision made by the United States and its allies in the early 1990s. Faced with a strategic challenge of constructing a new security architecture for post-Cold War Europe, the decision was made to embark on a program of gradual NATO expansion to the east.
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