America should have overcome its Cold War hangover
SummaryWhile Russia’s Putin may have no democratic propensities, the West’s proclaimed objective of a democratic Russia was badly served by Nato’s triumphalist expansionism after the Cold War
The US-led coalition has succeeded in virtually isolating Russia for its “operation" in Ukraine. Russia has become the ‘great Satan’, as the US was often portrayed in the Cold War’s heydays. The tables have turned. The US-led alliance has galvanised the cooperation of even the traditionally neutral states like Sweden and Switzerland, and is winning the propaganda war.