According to Russia historian Stephen F. Cohen, Russian political leaders see NATO expansion as an ongoing threat.
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By Bill Bradley, former member of the New York Knicks, a former U.S. Senator, and a presidential candidate in 2000.
As we disregarded Russian fears and ignored the chance for a true partnership, Steve worried about the resumption of hostile relations between our two countries and possibly a new Cold War.---
When Boris Yeltsin succeeded Gorbachev and the economy went into a free fall with inflation at 1000 percent and a poverty rate of over 30 percent, Steve would say that Russia needed an FDR and instead got a Milton Friedman, leading to the rise of a kleptocracy.