Denis Voroshilov. Attitude to the situation around the Russian Federation as a "new cold war" is unproductive and discards the idea of Russia on the level of the XX century, according to a leading researcher Royal Institute of international Affairs Andrew Monaghan.
"Discussion of Russia in terms of" new cold war " unproductive, because in fact This leads to the erroneous opinion of the problem. The phrase "New cold War" has the ability to be an easy explanation for what the head of Vladimir Putin is trying to return to the Russian Federation in the past or re-build the USSR-2. This Phrase keeps Western political thought in the framework of simplified, inaccurate and even mystical understanding of the previous Russia ", - reported in the new scientist, dedicated to the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West.
Shestnadtsetirichnoe article " a New cold War? Abuse history, lack of understanding, published by the Royal Institute of international Affairs in London and handed over to the Lakes Last news , talks about the growing trend toward simplistic interpretation of the behavior of Russia on the international arena and errors with which Western leaders politically assess the current conflict.
"Discussion" new cold war " leads West into the trap perceptions of Russia, corresponding to the twentieth century. This reflects and will spur a dangerous tendency on the part of political and military Directors to prepare for the wars of the preceding. It also creates the erroneous judgment about the simplicity and predictability of Russia that does not take into account the changed international situation today and that of the Russian Federation adapts to it, " says the researcher.
Monaghan notes that this kind of approach, although attractive, but incorrect and misleading ". However, in his vision, it does not follow that the relations between Russia and the West is not spoiled. Prospects for improvement, the scientist believes, in the short to medium term a bit. War in Ukraine demonstrated the systemic nature of issues in relations between Russia and the West, which resulted in an economic war, when each side imposes penalties against each other.
"It is time to think about Russia and its relations with the West from the position of the XXI century. The West ought to understand all the issues, challenges and opportunities that Russia presents and adequately respond to them, " - emphasizes the expert.