A ‘Cold War 2.0’ playing out in the Middle East

Date: 11-03-2015 | Category: Articles, Europe, Geopolitics, In the News, Media Interviews, Mediterranean, Middle East, Russia and Eurasia

Putin's government tries to establish a security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, expert tells the "Post. The US is facing a "Cold War 2.0" against Russia in places such as Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Syria as President Vladimir Putin’s government tries to establish an external security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, a US-based expert told The Jerusalem Post. Such a security belt would pass from Iran to parts of Iraq and Syria, and form a barrier against Sunni Islamists, Ariel Cohen, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security in Washington, told the Post in an interview on Tuesday. Cohen is in Israel for the Jerusalem Leaders Summit being held in Jerusalem this week, where Post editor-in-chief Steve Linde moderated a session on Tuesday. http://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/A-Cold-War-20-playing-out-in-the-Middle-East-431959#article=6021RTZEQ0UzMDRFQURGRkNBQ0I1MDNGOUY0RTY2MTJGN0Y= Jerusalem Post November 3, 2015 By Ariel Ben Solomon

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