EP 562 Will the Cold War Resume After the Hot War Ends in Ukraine?

The fallout from the war in Ukraine is uncertain as much depends on the outcome, but speculation is that relations between the United States and its European partners will take a long time to mend with Russia. Confidence was shattered in the wake of this horrific attack by Russia on a neighboring country. The question becomes what will the world look like and how will America deal with this former archenemy? There are diplomatic, economic and military considerations that will come into play. And while President Biden has regrouped NATO, this diverse group of countries, with differing interests, particularly in terms of energy needs, will remain resolute if the United States seeks to maintain sanctions and pursue a path of containment. In the days of the Cold War. Now, of course, there are other considerations including China’s growing influence and power, with the ability to overturn any strategies they find against their interests. It’s a complex picture. Here to help us solve the problem is the former US ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Rooney.

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