A New 'Cool War' With Russia Is About to Begin

Washington and Moscow have already crossed a point of no return: Get ready for retaliatory moves across the globe.

An armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, patrols outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye on March 17, 2014. The United States and Europe aimed sanctions directly at Vladmir Putin's inner circle Monday to punish Russia's move to annex Crimea, deepening the worst East-West rift since the Cold War. The move came hours after the Ukrainian regime voted to join Russia in a referendum the West deems illegitimate and as Crimea embarked on the next political steps to embrace Kremlin rule. 
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