The domestic problems facing President Barack Obama have obscured an equally grave crisis: the unfolding Cold War-like relationship between Washington and Moscow. The recent spate of punitive legislation and abrogated agreements on both sides reflects a larger, and growing, antagonism. A new Cold War would further diminish, if not end, Russia's cooperation in vital areas of U.S. national security - including not just North Korea, China, Afghanistan and the Middle East, but also the prevention of international terrorism and nuclear proliferation. It would also almost certainly trigger a renewed nuclear arms race - instead of the deeper cuts that Obama wants - with the attendant dangers and budgetary burdens.
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