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May 30, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Cold War: Fears of an unfinished victory
By W Joseph Stroupe
“The Cold War is dead!” read the newspaper headlines of 1991, and ever since, confidence has been absolute that the victory of the West over the former bloc of the East was a complete one – until lately.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Cold War-style speech in Munich in February and its combative follow-up, the State of the Nation speech in April, are being matched by Russia’s stiffening,
and its mounting assertiveness, in opposition to any bolstering or reconsolidating of ailing US-led unipolarity.
Around the globe, Russia is acting against unipolarity’s accommodating ideologies and politics, against its recently resurgent manifestations and machinations, and against the instruments of its perpetuation, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).