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Era of Cold War to return?

International
Published on : 28 October 2018, 01:18 PM
Era of Cold War to return?

 

The era of black and white films based on the Cold War has returned. US President Donald Trump`s broom swept the international order built at the end of the World War and now sweeps the arms control agreement signed by President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev 30 years ago. The Treaty of the then two superpowers eliminated all nuclear and conventional missiles from the European territory.

It is difficult for a new cold war to begin as the world is not bipolar, but multipolar. However, it is not a relief, perhaps it is the opposite. It is worse to have many nuclear powers without agreements. The United States and the Soviet Union, who had been watching and negotiating peace agreements for many years will have less control over other countries with nuclear power.

Now there is no ideological competition as there was at that time when it came to choosing between two systems, socialism, and capitalism, which sought to divide the planet into two parts. It is the competition of cynicism and brazenness in the struggle for hegemony, which led to the rise of military regimes.

It is very likely that Trump plans to deploy new missile systems to Asia and Europe. It will be another bold move from him to pressure other nations to come to the table on future agreements. However, Trump should not ignore the fact that if he makes his move towards Europe and Asia he will confront Russia.

However, Trump recently has made his position clear with the following remark. ‘Until people come to their senses, we will build it up,’ Trump told reporters outside the White House. ‘It`s a threat to whoever you want. And it includes China. And it includes Russia. And it includes anybody else that wants to play that game.’

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