March 1, 2022

Former Senator Bill Bradley In 2008: The Expansion of NATO Was A "Fundamental Blunder"

"What did we do? We kicked them when they were down. We expanded NATO. And an expanded NATO created the issue that allows the authoritarianism that has returned to say it was justified. And I think that it was a blunder of monumental proportions." - Bill Bradley (4:07 - 4:31 in the video below).

Video Title: Bill Bradley on Russia and NATO. Source: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Date Published: March 4, 2008. Description:

Bill Bradley discusses Russian and American politics and what he considers a "fundamental blunder:" the expansion of NATO. 

This is an excerpt from a Carnegie Council talk on January 23, 2008. For the full video, audio, and transcript, go to