A DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPH FOR BILL CLINTON

RUSSIAN CAPITULATION ON NATO EXPANSION IS A WIN FOR BOTH COUNTRIES

Bill Clinton could hardly wait to summon reporters, and who could blame him? Russia's grudging agreement last week to a new European security pact will allow the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to expand eastward, right up to the borders of the old Soviet Union. "An historic step," said the ebullient President, with no hyperbole for a change. The accord between NATO and Russia, which clears the way for Moscow's former satellites to join the Western alliance, is the most significant foreign policy development since the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and has strategic consequences that will be with us for decades. Called...

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