Dienstag, 24. März 2015

A New Cold War - or the Beginning of World War III?

George Szamuely/John Laughland/Graham Allison.
The breakdown of the Soviet Union was indeed the greatest geopolitical disaster not only for the Soviet Union itself but also for the world at large. This collapse led to the expansion of the US Empire and NATO to the borders of Russia. The United States could exercise its expansionism unhindered. In particular, after September 11, 2001, a state after another was attacked and its government overthrown under the pretext of combating Islamic terrorism. All the attacked states have descended into chaos and civil war as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and some African states show. 

The last coup, staged by the United States, was in the Ukraine. Years before, the USA have instigated so-called orange revolutions, to destabilize the country. Since Vladimir Putin is in power, he has opposed the expansion of the United States as the examples in Georgia and Ukraine show. Are the world at the edge of a second Cold War as Putin has declared in his speech at Sochi or is there even a hot war looming around the corner? The warmongers in the US Congress calling for the arming the Fascist government in Kiev. 

"Cross Talk's" anchorman Peter Lavelle discusses the questions of war and peace with Graham Allison, professor at Harvard University, John Laughland, Director of "The Institute of Democracy and Cooperation" in Paris, and George Szamuely from London Metropolitan University.