Is a New Cold War Brewing?

by | Feb 5, 2014

A new Cold War? RPI Academic Advisor Mark Almond joins Peter Lavelle and guests to debate whether a new Cold War is brewing, pitting the West against Russia. The US media is hysterical in its attacks on Russia, says Peter Lavelle, even more strident than he remembers during the original Cold War. Prof. Almond points out that although the West’s ideological argument against Russia has disappeared — in some ways Russia is more capitalist than some of the European countries that join with the US to criticize it — the russophobia has become even stronger. All guests agree that there is a remote, but terrifying, possibility that the new Cold War may turn hot if the West continues to push the “Berlin Wall” toward Moscow. Watch this very important episode of Crosstalk: