Will Russian Aggression Trigger a New Great War?

Over at Vox, Max Fisher has a long and interesting article suggesting that the risk of a nuclear war between Russia and the U.S. is growing.

He quotes pundits close to the Kremlin suggesting that Vladimir Putin feels genuinely threatened by the U.S. and that he may try to stage a Ukrainian-style revolt in Estonia or one of the other Baltic states in order to confront NATO with an unpalatable choice: Either risk World War III or allow the alliance to disintegrate, thus letting Russia regain its traditional sphere of influence in eastern Europe.

  • andycanuck

    I blame Charles XII of Sweden.

  • Millie_Woods

    Horseshit. Russia doesn’t want a war with the States. And NATO is a one-sided alliance with the US doing all of the heavy lifting (and spending) while defending Europe’s right to self destruct-by-socialism. Russia is more concerned with the creeping Islamification of the EU than it is regaining it’s past glories.

  • WalterBannon

    So Russia and Soviet Amerika are in danger of having a nuclear war eh.. Sure.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don’t worry, all Putin has to do is garden variety of invasions of each country state by state. Eventually the sternly worded memos from John Kerry will switch to social media and Obama will declare victory.

    • Clausewitz

      How many red lines can Obama draw before he’s seen to be the idiot he is, even by his leftist buddy’s. Nukes don’t discern political theologies when they are being dropped on your head.

  • African

    Vladimir Putin is right. The West and Nato are wrong and childish! Islamo-phylic and faggot-obsessed West must stop messing with strategic interests of holy Russia because history shows that arrogant Westerners cannot break the unbreakable spirit of the Russian people.

  • simus1

    OR is this all a bit of a stage managed US put up job tracing back to what was the price agreed to for “Russian cooperation” in getting additional access to Afghanistan via former Soviet airspace and land routes on its northern border? Bush and Obama must have signed some pretty serious IOUs over the years to Putin making sure there was some other option in case Pakistan ever blew up and stranded their troops and supplies during the Afghan war.

  • FactsWillOut

    “he may try to stage a Ukrainian-style revolt”

    It was the west and NATO who staged the revolt in the Ukraine.


    Victoria Nuland.

    • African

      Exactly so!