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Edward Lucas on 'The New Cold War' with Russia

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Edward Lucas on 'The New Cold War' with Russia

Edward Lucas on 'The New Cold War' with Russia

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Repression in Vladimir Putin's Russia, journalist Edward Lucas writes, is matched by a new aggression abroad. It amounts to what Lucas calls "a new Cold War" that's being fought with cash, natural resources, diplomacy and propaganda — but, he says, the West is unwilling to admit what's happening.

Lucas has reported on Eastern Europe for The Economist for more than 20 years. His book is The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West.