Oh, but never mind. Having abandoned any pretense that other great powers have definable (and eminently defensible) security interests of their own, American-led NATO is blithely plunging the Western world into fighting Cold War 2.0.
Yet, given the wide support candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been receiving this election cycle, it is just possible that the heretofore somnolent American public may be waking up to the long post-Cold War con perpetuated by the country’s governing elites over the need for global American hegemony.
But I wouldn’t count on it.Slouching toward (nuclear) war with Russia and China.
Does Russia Have Reason to Fear?
James Carden, contributing writer for The Nation and editor of The American Committee for East-West Accord’s eastwestaccord.com, who previously served as an advisor on Russia to the Special Representative for Global Inter-governmental Affairs at the US State Department