What difference does a war make? Playing with fire in Ukraine
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Alfred McCoy, Playing with Fire in Ukraine

As Alfred McCoy suggests today, we’re now in the latest version of a “cold war” when it comes to Russia and China. Let’s take a minute, though, to think about that grim term, which, until relatively recently, seemed to be a relic of history. During the original Cold War, it had a meaning that’s seldom grasped now. Keep in mind that, in those years, there were all-too-many actual “hot” wars — the major ones being the Korean and Vietnam wars for the...

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