Haass A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the world unexpectedly finds itself in a second one.
Britain is sending fighter jets next year to Romania. The US is dispatching troops, tanks and artillery to Poland. Germany, Canada and other Nato countries also pledged forces at a meeting on Wednesday of defence chiefs in Brussels.
UK deploys hundreds of troops and aircraft to eastern Europe Read more The move comes after Russia has been busy deploying hardware of its own. This week, two Russian warships armed with cruise missiles slipped into the Baltic sea.
Meanwhile, the hulking Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has been belching its way through the Channel en route to Syria.
After a period in which Nato has seemed slow to react, and lacking in backbone, the alliance is now sending out a robust message. As the US defence secretary, Ash Carter, put it this week, these deployments are all about deterrence.
In particular, Nato wants to signal to Moscow that it is prepared to defend the embattled Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
None of this means Europe is on the brink of an imminent east-west conflict. Or - as Donald Trump and some commentators have suggested apocalyptically - that the world is gearing up for a third world war.
Speaking at a conference in Sochi on Thursday, Putin agreed. That goes for the Middle East and Syria — where Russia has staged its first large-scale military action outside the borders of the former Soviet Union since communism. And it goes for Ukraine, the neighbour Putin covertly invaded inand whose territory Crimea he annexed.
Far from not attacking anyone in Europeabout 10, people have perished in eastern Ukraine in a war that the Kremlin kicked off and sustained.
At home, Russian state channels have recently floated the prospect of nuclear war with Washington. Many Russians now dangerously believe their country is already in a state of almost-war, or pre-war, with the west.
At home, the propaganda has broadly worked. The danger now is not from an open military conflict.
Rather with troops deployed in big numbers, and with Russian jets routinely buzzing US aircraft carriers, and other assets, the greater danger is from an accident or collision.
In September, a Dutch investigation concluded that it was a Buk missile smuggled across the border from Russia that shot down Flight MH17 inkilling people.
For much of the s, Nato had lost its rationale. In recent years, it has been short of cash. The US has repeatedly complained that many member states are unwilling to pay the price of collective European security.
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