The neocons in foreign policy in the State Department won’t stop their endorsement of the unlimited expansion of NATO until we have a nuclear confrontation with Russia. Their obvious objective — a holdover from the Cold War — is to destroy Russia and break it up into small parts. But the ultimate result will instead be nuclear war.
What we really need in the US is a type of diplomacy that can see both points of view in any dispute, and that can see the greater gains to be had in peace and prosperity in the spirit of seeking compromise with our supposed adversaries. That sort of diplomacy has been sadly missing now for decades. It is seen as weakness, even though it should be seen as strength.