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Истоки новой холодной войны: Основные черты системного конфликта XXI века

This article responds to the question of whether the tensions
and conflicts in international relations today are only a repetition of the Cold
War, or the international community observes a different process. Advancement
in the discussion on this topic would prompt the modern generation of
politicians and experts on the usefulness of the Cold War experience dating
back to 1947–1989 for interaction between the great powers. It may be also
helpful for analyzing the perspectives of the resolution of this conflict as well as
for finding the solutions which will be at least partly acceptable to the participants.
The article compares the main features of the «old» and «new» cold wars
according to the number of participants, the role of ideology, degree of military
tensions, concentration of economic and other resources for the victory over the
opponent. The article relies on a qualitative approach and does not resort to
quantitative arguments. Although the new conflict differs from the old Cold
War by many parameters, its nature has not changed from the nature of the
conflict in the past.