Is the present relationship between Russia and the West best described as a new Cold War

Is the present relationship between Russia and the West best described as a new Cold War

Is the present relationship between Russia and the West best described as a new Cold War, a “new war”, or neither? Andrew Monaghan, A ‘New Cold War’? Abusing History, Misunderstanding Russia”, Chatham House, 2015 http://www.pmln.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/20150522ColdWarRussiaMonaghan1.pdf Alex Marshall, “From civil war to proxy war: past history and current dilemmas”, Small Wars & Insurgencies, 27:2 (2016)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/45270982/4-21-2016_From_civil.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1519222963&Signature=YY5AsxdU02MgQccrv6jQg9iacL8%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DFrom_civil_war_to_proxy_war_past_history.pdf Peter Layton, “Bringing the transnational into ‘new wars’: the case of islamic state”, International Review of Social Research 5 (3) 2015 https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/irsr.2015.5.issue-3/irsr-2015-0018/irsr-2015-0018.pdf Dodeye Williams, “Relevance of Mary Kaldor’s new wars thesis in the 21st century”, Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 6 (5), 2014 http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JLCR/article-full-text-pdf/BEA811B47455 Mary Kaldor, “How to end Syria’s new war”, Al Jazeera Opinion (2013) http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2013/11/how-to-end-syriaasnewwar.html F. Gregory Gause III, “Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War”, Brookings Doha Center Analysis Paper, 2014 https://www.brookings.edu/research/beyond-sectarianism-the-new-middle-east-cold-war/ Sam Jones, “European Wargames”, Financial Times, 2016 https://2016.qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/825013/mod_resource/content/1/FT%20Magazine.pdf   Richard Sakwa, “New cold war or twenty year’s crisis? Russia and international politics”,  International Affairs 84 (2) 2008 https://2016.qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=329995 Cristian Nitoiu, “Europe is (still) failing to understand  Russia’s actions in Crimea”, OpenDemocracy 2014  https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/cristian-nitoiu/europe-is-still-failing-to-understand-russia%E2%80%99s-actions-in-crimea Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa, “Trump, Putin and the New Cold War”, The New Yorker (2017) https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/1134667/mod_resource/content/1/Trump%2C%20Putin%2C%20and%20the%20New%20Cold%20War%20-%20The%20New%20Yorker.pdf Carl Bildt, “Russia, the European Union, and the Eastern Partnership”, European Council on Foreign Relations RIGA Series (2015)  http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/Riga_papers_Carl_Bildt.pdf