Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cold War and the Crisis in Ukraine and East Europe

As the Ukraine-Russia crisis drags on, what was unthinkable at the end of the old Cold War now, in the new Cold War, seems not quite so unlikely to many Poles and Eastern Europeans: “that the great Russian behemoth will not be sated with Ukraine and will reach out once again into the West. The thought is darkening the national mood and rippling across the (East Europe) entire region in ways that reflect a visceral fear of an aggressive and unpredictable Russia,” notes the NYT today. Chk out  “Klara’s Journey,” an historical novel, a story of “betrayal, high drama and love,” (Marion Street Press). Follow me on twitter @bengfrank.

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