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The return of a frostier Cold War

Despite the effort by Obama and Putin to maintain diplomatic normalcy, US and Russia are demonstrating a new assertiveness.

Russian SU-25 military jets flying in formation above central Moscow during the Victory Day parade.

THE Cold War was not supposed to return. It has. A New Cold War (call it the Second Cold War) has broken out between Russia and the West after Russia intervened militarily in Ukraine and annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea last year.

Russian actions have had catastrophic effect on...

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