April 18, 2014

Is Confrontation with Russia Inevitable?

Fareed Zakaria, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

Over the past 2 months, we have watched what has looked like a minor version of the Cold War ramp up between the West and Russia. And it has left many people wondering, "How did we get here?" Was this confrontation inevitable or did the West mishandle Russia, from the start?

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