Avoiding a new Cold War


US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) during a joint press conference following their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 24 March 2016.

Avoiding a new Cold War

The feeling that we are experiencing the emergence of a new Cold War is increasingly creeping into western and Russian discourse. While this idea was raised a few times during the last decade, many voices in the policy and academic communities rejected the grounds for claiming the re-emergence of a Cold War type of global standoff. Critics of the new Cold War thesis usually point to the fact that the current international context is not characterised by a global clash between two mutually exclus...

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