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Cold War

NATO Ups the Ante in the Ukraine Crisis

(The Nation) - Placing troops and weaponry on Russia’s border will only heighten tensions in the region. NATO defense ministers, meeting in Brussels this week, rushed headlong into a new and potentially more dangerous cold war with Russia…

What the Kremlin Is Thinking

(Foreign Affairs) - Soon after the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, Western leaders began to think of Russia as a partner. Although Washington and its friends in Europe never considered Moscow a true ally, they assumed that Russia shared…

America’s Hypocrisy on Ukraine

(The Huffington Post) - Much finger-pointing has occurred on the downing of Malaysia flight MH-17 over separatist-held territory in Ukraine. The American media -- still reflexively anti-Russian even though the Cold War has been over for…

Why Cold War Again?

(The Nation) - The East-West confrontation over Ukraine, which led to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea but long predated it, is potentially the worst international crisis in more than fifty years—and the most fateful. A negotiated resolution…