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U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
Steve Sailer comments: “You know, Mr. Gorbachev, you kinda shoulda got that in writing.”




Unz Review:

The National Security Archive blog of declassified materials at George Washington U.:

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

Published: Dec 12, 2017
Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton

Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner

Slavic Studies Panel Addresses “Who Promised What to Whom on NATO Expansion?”



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