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New World Order

With the end of the Cold War (1946–1991), the United States had entered what Clinton's predecessor, President Bush, had called a "new world order." The fall of Communism across Europe had been a major event during Bush's presidency. Many Americans believed that this new era, in which the United States stood as the world's only superpower, would result in reduced military engagement and increased attention to domestic issues rather than foreign policy.

President Clinton recognized the importance of maintaining a dialogue with Boris Yeltsin, the president of post-Communist Russia. The two held several cordial summits during the course of Clinton's presidency, discussed economic issues, and agreed to some arms cuts. Still, the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was a sensitive topic for Yeltsin and caused tension between the two countries.

While enjoying the dividends of the triumph over Communism, the nation...

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