The rhetoric against a new cold war, which intensively in the West, is a manifestation of "abuse of history" and a " misunderstanding of Russia ", its motives and causes of action. This creates a risk of collision " 2 ", which, really, are common, the Analyst of the British research center Chatham House Andrew Monaghan.
The analyst believes that the war in Ukraine is the beginning of a new era of rivalry between the West and Russia, which again raises the issue of differences with how different Europe is " European security ".
"These problems suggest the emergence of the phenomenon of" confrontations Europe ", which is based on the difference of views is liberal in the Western (Europe) and conservative - in Russian Europe, " writes Monaghan.
the maker of the report believes the misconception of Western politicians about the fact that Vladimir Putin wants to restore the USSR." The concept of the cold war, however tempting, is misleading, " the Analyst believes.
The concept of " cold war ", from his point of view, reduces the understanding of the relationship between Russia and the West that makes the West the development of realistic policy more difficult both to Russia and to Ukraine ", - said Monaghan.
Also, the Analyst said about the irrelevance of the historical analogies between modern Russia and Nazi Germany of the late 1930s, He calls such comparisons " abuse of history in which political myths and representations are transformed into facts about Russia and blurring the distinction between fiction and reality."