When commentators evaluate current relations between Russia and the West, they tend toward the dramatic, even talking of a “Third Cold War.”
Given the events of the last year and a half, this bitter label is certainly not all wrong. But an increasing number of politicians and media voices are now calling for pragmatic cooperation with Russia.
Whether the issue is with Moscow’s approach to Ukraine, Syria or climate policy, we should approach these problems not in a spirit of confrontation, but of partnership, they say.
These voices, both realistic and important, deserve to be heard.