In reality, it is not Atlanticism that is effectively over but the post-Cold War era as the West and Russia are embroiled in a new strategic confrontation. Russia is reasserting its global reach by opposing further expansion of the Euro-Atlantic zone and reversing the United States' global role. The Kremlin believes the U.S. has passed its zenith as a global power and Pax Americana is crumbling. This provides an invaluable opportunity for a resurgent Russia to extend its interests in nearby regions, particularly throughout the wider Europe.
Friday, July 18, 2008
The End of the Post-Cold War Era
In the Washington Times, CSIS New European Democracies director Janusz Bugajski discusses Mr Medvedev's "big Europe". Excerpt: