The Political Interest the Case for a Bigger Nato

"There are two ways you can tell when a man is lying," said Charles Bohlen, a respected former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow. "One is when he says he can drink champagne all night and not get drunk. The other is when he says he understands Russians."

Today's Russian specialists are too modest to claim an expertise Bohlen knew is impossible, but that hasn't stopped the Clinton Administration from crafting a Russia-centric foreign policy that seriously shortchanges other vital interests. To Secretary of State Warren Christopher, it's all perfectly clear: "Helping democracy prevail in Russia," he says, "remains the wisest and least...

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