Sen. Rand Paul Suggests Limiting Size of NATO to Influence Russia

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul has suggested that one way to influence Russian behavior would be to limit the size of the transatlantic alliance and limit its expansion into Eastern Europe by not insisting that Ukraine and Georgia be members. (For full hearing:

Amb. Jack Matlock: When Intelligence Organizations Make Policy …

One of the factors that brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union was Mikhail Gorbachev’s failure to understand the power of nationalist sentiment among Soviet citizens. The KGB constantly informed him that the nationalist leaders were simply troublemakers with small followings. Now, we are witnessing the same phenomenon, mutatis mutandis, in the United States.

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