Russia/NATO: Controlling Confrontation Politique étrangère, Vol. 81, No. 4, Winter 2016-2017
Current hostilities between the United States, NATO and Russia, though they might not be at Cold War levels, do indicate real danger. NATO’s continued expansion toward the east and the deployment of defensive American antimissiles in Europe constitute serious strategic problems for Moscow.
Military reactions on both sides remain restrained. Hostilities will not disappear immediately, but renewed political dialogue could bring the situation into check.
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Dmitri Trenin is Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and author of, most recently, Should We Fear Russia?, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2016.