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Espionage, an Arms Race, Proxy Battles: Are We in a New Cold War With Russia?

From the skies over Aleppo, to the battlefields of Eastern Ukraine, to the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail servers, there’s no shortage of evidence that the relationship between Russia and the West is at its lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War. This tension is playing out over a number of separate but related conflicts. Here’s a quick primer on five of the most significant: Syria Russia completely upended Syria’s civil war in the fall of 2015, when it began launching airstrikes in support of Bashar al-Assad’s government.
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