There’s no new Cold War

Russia is not the Soviet Union. It occasionally grabs a bit of territory that isn’t covered by a NATO guarantee, but it dares not go any further.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Photo
US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during the Reykjavik summit in Iceland on Oct. 12, 1986.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/12/2014 10:27 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 11/13/2014 10:19 am EST

“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s already begun,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently administered a mercy killing to Communism in Europe. He’s 83 years old, he played a leading role in ending the last Cold War, and he’s practically a secular saint. Surely he knows what he’s talking about.

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