Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 10/2014

Cold War Déjà Vu? NATO, Russia and the Ukraine Crisis

Roger McDermott, Heidi Reisinger, Brooke Smith-Windsor

March 2014

NATO Defense College


Russia's behavior in the Ukrainian crisis has been described by some as giving rise to "the most dangerous situation in the East-West relations since the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. For one, NATO's recently retired Supreme Allied Commander has called for inmmediate action in response.