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Managing the New Cold War

What Moscow and Washington Can Learn From the Last One

Author: Robert H. Legvold
July/August 2014
Foreign Affairs


No one should casually label the current confrontation between Russia and the West a "new Cold War." After all, the current crisis hardly matches the depth and scale of the contest that dominated the international system in the second half of the twentieth century. And accepting the premise that Russia and the West are locked in such a conflict could lead policymakers to pursue the wrong, even dangerous strategies.

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