Russian President Vladimir Putin has made many controversial maneuvers in recent months that many think could be leading to Cold War II.

Dr. Ewa Bacon, professor of history at Lewis University, says there likely won’t be a Cold War II as a result of Putin’s latest stunts. The crisis in the Ukraine is the evolution of the relationship of Russia to former USSR states. The most likely resolution of this entanglement is the partition of the Ukraine.

The Cold War was an ideological confrontation of two economic systems: capitalism versus communism, Bacon noted. Each side was committed to antithetical economies and political views. This is no longer the case. Russia today is a third world economy in a capitalist system.

Read more about Bacon’s point of view in her blog post “Is Putin starting Cold War II?

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