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WashPost: Cold War Ahead

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Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 09:58 AM

Relations between the United States and Russia are at "a new low" thanks to Vladimir Putin – a signal that a new Cold War is ahead, The Washington Post says in an editorial published Tuesday.

"Twenty-five years after the Cold War ended, relations are back in a deep freeze," the newspaper's editorial board writes.

"What happened is a response to bad choices taken by President Vladimir Putin of Russia. These choices were made deliberately in Moscow, perhaps for Mr. Putin's own reasons of domestic politics and foreign policy. They are the main reason for the tension that now exists."

The Russian president's decision to seize and annex Crimea from Ukraine and interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election are two major reasons, according to The Post.

"Mr. Putin behaves as though he believes Russia is walking tall. Perhaps in his zero-sum world, he takes satisfaction in the chaos rippling through U.S. politics, but his tactics have backfired badly in both Ukraine and the United States."

The Post adds that "Putin should not expect the West to suddenly forgive or forget his bad choices. He would be wiser to deal with the underlying source of tension than to sit around plotting new ways to escalate it."

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Relations between the United States and Russia are at "a new low" thanks to Vladimir Putin- a signal that a new Cold War is ahead, The Washington Post says in an editorial published Tuesday.
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