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Containment 2.0

July 30, 2014 07:30

A general view of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

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What does Washington's "containment" policy mean? What threats does it pose? Will it work against today's Russia? And does this mean Washington has declared a new Cold War?

CrossTalking with Stephen Cohen and John Mearsheimer.

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Snorkle 30.07.2014 12:50

John Mearsheimer is definitely the more incisive of the two. Stephen Cohen seems like a tad manipulative in his conveyance of things.

Case in point: Mearsheimer points out the whole premise of the episode is false. "Containtment&q uot; is a misnomer. This is not the big bad Soviet Union of the past. This is the US seeking, for whatever reason, to destroy one of its two major adversaries (one in the military sphere; the other in the economic sphere).

An drew.

It's not farfetched to associate finance with this.
The dollar is the basis of US power; it's a FACT.

US military raison d'etre to defend US dollar at ANY cost.


Yarita Bermudez 30.07.2014 12:02

Crosstalk should last longer, one hr would be perfect


Snorkle 30.07.2014 11:28

A re-run. We all know the power elite want to bury Russia like a bad habit... It's part and parcel of "full spectrum dominance" doctrine.

The real question is what is Russia doing to answer the declaration of war -- being waged by thugs in Kiev on behalf of the US? What will Russia do in the face of war by European governors on behalf of President OBAMA?

Will Russia do a slow motion fade away like so many countries it has witnessed be picked apart in front of its eyes?

Will oligarchs and others form a 5th column re: sanctions?

Will putin be edged into Ukraine by domestic political fervor to protect rus speaker?

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