A New Cold War
By Micah Halpern
Thursday June 14, 2012
I've Been Thinking:
There has been speculation in certain corridors that the conflict in Syria is causing major dispute between Russia and the US.
The big question is whether this conflict can lead to another Cold War.
The answer is absolutely not .
This conflict could, however, cause some serious instability around the globe. It has divided the major powers. The split puts the United States and the West on one side and Russia, Iran and China on the other.
The two sides have conflicting goals about the world and power and Syria is the pawn that they are fighting over. Syria is just a small example of the difference. Add Iran to the equation and the issue becomes even more pronounced.
Those differences will not create a cold war. All the parties share economic ties. There is much that binds them. They will continue to pursue their own self interests and those interests, despite differences and even conflicts, will ebb and flow.
That is the nature of today's foreign affairs.
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