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History As It Happens: Ukraine and NATO

Washington Times

In this episode of History As It Happens, historian Jeffrey Engel, the founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, discusses the origins of today’s controversy over whether NATO should welcome Ukraine into the alliance. Since the negotiations over German reunification in 1990, the questions of when and where NATO should expand has caused serious friction between Washington and Moscow. Then as now, the problem of security for central and eastern Europe presents a challenge to NATO’s unity.

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