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The New Cold War and Ukraine

Are we in a Second Cold War?

And is this new Cold War more dangerous than the old one?

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Are the Russians seriously contemplating using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, as we are repeatedly told?

Is the world today in a more dangerous state than when the two nuclear armed superpowers went ‘jaw, jaw’ during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis – when the US and Soviet people, together with the rest of the world, held their breath in those 13 days of October?

The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’.

Prominent old hands in the West – practitioners, scholars and commentators – insist that yes, this evolving new Cold War is definitely more dangerous than the…

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