Peaceful coexistence in our time
The New Cold War and the Question of Peace
von Arne C. Seifert
So, today NATO in Europe, militarily and ideologically highly equipped, stands on Russia’s European doorstep. – What now? Russia has closed the last loophole leading directly into Russia’s interior – Crimea – and will not open it again. So on this side, too, the question remains “what now?” Crossing the threshold into Russia- for one side? Forward defense into NATO’s territories for the other? Both mean war. Once more, Europe would be the theatre, as in the East-West conflict. This makes the question “What now?” once again a Europeancollective question.