Unsolicited Translations

This is a translation of Miika Raudaskoski‘scolumn “Tämä ei ole kylmä sota, sillä vanhat käsitteet eivät tässä ajassa riitä” in Karjalainen newspaper on April 1, 2015. Raudaskoskiis a PhD student in history and aproject researcherin the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland.

There are varying interpretations on the end of the Cold War. On one hand, people say it ended with the bringing downof the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980’s. On the other hand, according to others, the Cold War era was finally brought to a conclusion with the eastward expansions of NATO and EU in 2004; the Baltic nations were the first former Soviet states to become NATO members.

Figure by Spiegel 48/2009 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nato-s-eastward-expansion-did-the-west-break-its-promise-to-moscow-a-663315.html Figure by Spiegel 48/2009

Edward Lucas in 2008 in his book The New Cold War presented the return to the Cold War.

Russian politics had then numerous…

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