Old or New Cold War? Is the New Cold War a Continuation of the Old?

CICERO FOUNDATION GREAT DEBATE PAPER No. 14/07, October 2014

8 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2014

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Vladimer Papava

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Date Written: October 5, 2014

Abstract

After Russia’s occupation of the Crimea and its subsequent annexation, Washington and Brussels imposed certain economic sanctions on Russia. Later, when Russia started supporting the separatists in south-eastern Ukraine through unofficial paramilitary groups and weapons the West introduced harsher sanctions, in response to which Moscow in its turn also introduced retaliatory economic sanctions. We now frequently can hear opinions about the start of “a new Cold War.” There are many evidences, that the Cold War has never ended. It was rather suspended, as, during a certain period, one of the parties in this war had not the capacities to continue.

Keywords: Cold War, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasian Union, economic difficulties, economic backwardness

JEL Classification: F19, F29, O50

Suggested Citation

Papava, Vladimer, Old or New Cold War? Is the New Cold War a Continuation of the Old? (October 5, 2014). CICERO FOUNDATION GREAT DEBATE PAPER No. 14/07, October 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2505586 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2505586

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