'New Cold War' creates conundrums in East Asia

08.04.2018
As Russia and the US face off again, Japan finds itself caught in between

The Valdai Discussion Club, a Russian organization that makes policy recommendations, in March published an article titled "How to win in a new Cold War." It stressed the need to counter the U.S. containment effort.

When it comes to Asia, much has changed since the last Cold War. The U.S. and Japan have boosted their defense capabilities to counter growing threats from North Korea. So this time, the U.S. and Russia would be facing off in East Asia as well as in Europe.

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