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UN chemical weapons experts carry samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus on Aug. 28, 2013.
UN chemical weapons experts carry samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus on Aug. 28, 2013.
(REUTERS)

Christopher Westdal

A new Cold War with Russia? In fact, it might be the opposite

No, this is not a new Cold War we’re in. It’s much more complicated than that, more chess than checkers.

We survived, just, the bilateral nuclear standoff of the bi-polar world of the Cold War. We are currently surviving, painfully, the outcomes of George W. Bush’s catastrophic attempt at uni-polarity – the scheme to run the world as a New American Century, the U.S. Constitution paramount, the United Nations Charter be damned. It was all to begin, recall, with democracy in Iraq, after the victory there.