By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent
The Telegraph (UK)
Russia should abandon its “confrontational” rhetoric and join the Western allies to combat the common threats of terrorism and failed states, the secretary-general of Nato said yesterday.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the former Dutch foreign minister who has led the organisation since 2004, told The Daily Telegraph that “nobody wants a new Cold War, neither the Russians nor Nato, nobody”.
Yet the actions and rhetoric of President Vladimir Putin’s regime have consciously revived echoes of Cold War confrontation. Last week, Russia “suspended”…