The New Cold War: Geostrategic Rivalry and a Return to Political Warfare
The current geopolitical climate is one which has seen a renewed state of tensions in the relationship between the United States and the Russian Federation dating to 2014 and Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory. This current state of geopolitical tensions has led many to question: are we in a state of New Cold War today? If so, today’s Cold War may be defined by the advancement of cyber capabilities and the use of propaganda and misinformation. How will this be the defining factor in the New Cold War? Through a comprehensive DIME analysis of the Russian Federation, the United States, and American allies in the West, this thesis makes the argument that there is indeed a new Cold War and offers qualitative analysis and policy recommendations in the face of this new threat.
Shuya, Mason Connor, "The New Cold War: Geostrategic Rivalry and a Return to Political Warfare" (2019). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI27547286.