America Abroad: The Fear of Weimar Russia

The Fear of Weimar Russia


The most contentious issue of this week's summit may also be the most important foreign policy challenge facing the U.S. in the '90s: how to keep the peace in Europe now that the cold war is over. George Bush not only wants to preserve NATO, with a united Germany as a full member and U.S. troops on its soil; he also wants the Soviet Union to like the idea. In his TIME interview, Mikhail Gorbachev dismissed as "not serious" (a scathing put-down in the lexicon of Soviet diplomacy) the notion that a strengthened NATO will replace a disintegrating Warsaw Pact...

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