Putin can’t afford a new Cold War , analysis

by Geoffrey Smith One of the axioms of global geopolitics is that a country can project power only as far as its economic might allows. There is good reason why the United States, by far the world’s largest economy, has been the dominant force in all things political and military for the past 60 years. […]

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warns of new Cold war

The world is on the brink of a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said today. He accused the West – particularly the US – of “triumphalism” over the collapse of the Communist bloc 25 years ago. Gorbachev said the West should lift sanctions imposed on officials in Russia over its actions in […]

Medvedev warns West of new Cold War

President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday Russia could pull out a new nuclear disarmament treaty and enter a new Cold War with the West if the two sides failed to agree on a new missile defence shield. Medvedev told reporters that the United States’ decision to push ahead with the European shield despite Russia’s objections will […]