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Debate: The Road to Cold War

Relations between Russia and the West are as strained now as they were in the Soviet Union’s heyday, with both sides investing heavily in upgrading their military capacity. Who is to blame?

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  1. Richard N. Haass Richard N. Haass
  2. Sergei Karaganov Sergei Karaganov
The video screen shows the Kinzhal shipborne surface-to-air missile system as Putin delivers an annual address to the Federal Assembly  Mikhail Metzel\TASS via Getty Images;

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