NATO's Eastward Expansion Did the West Break Its Promise to Moscow?

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has accused the West of breaking promises made after the fall of the Iron Curtain, saying that NATO's expansion into Eastern Europe violated commitments made during the negotiations over German reunification. Newly discovered documents from Western archives support the Russian position.
A Latvian army soldier during a military exercise near Riga.

A Latvian army soldier during a military exercise near Riga.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan