June 2, 2009
"Russia Should See NATO as Friend Not Foe"
From atlantic-community.org: "Russia has maintained the Cold War perception that by definition the West confronts Russia. Therefore, the Russian point of view expressed in the new Russian National Security Strategy is that there cannot be any common values and interests and NATO-Russian relations should only be based on mutual respect, which means that NATO should take into account Russian interests in the North-Atlantic region. From the point of view of NATO it would mean to step back from the principle of protecting shared values."