About the Past That Still Continues
It is becoming increasingly obvious
that decisions made by the end of the Cold War still shape the international situation. Since there is not much optimism about the current state of affairs in the world, there are many discussions as to whether politicians missed some rare chances at that time. In its actions toward Gorbachev in 1989-1991, the U.S.
administration was guided by the rule “Give nothing, take everything, demand more.”